Barrett Visits Racine to Thank Supporters: 'I'll Take Racine Any Day'
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited Racine today just four hours after the polls opened for Wisconsin's historic recall election. He thanked the hours of work volunteers and supporters have put in over the last 18 months.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited the Racine Labor Center today to thank supporters for the hours they've put into the historic recall efforts.
"So many for so many months have put in an incredible amount of work to make our democracy work for us again," he said to a small crowd of volunteers who took a break from canvassing to catch a moment with him.
Barrett compared the gubernatorial recall effort to a boxing match.
"In one corner you have Gov. Walker and his tens of millions from out of state," he continued. "And in the other corner you have Barrett and he has you. I tell you, though, I'll take Racine any day of the week over a billionaire from Texas."
During his remarks, Barrett also made sure to thank former Sen. John Lehman for stepping up to run against state Sen. Van Wanggaard here in the 21st Senate District.
"John Lehman is a model of decency," Barrett said. "He could have said no, but he didn't."
The Racine Labor Center is where volunteers come in to get trained and to pick up canvassing packets before getting assigned a neighborhood. Volunteers are making calls at the Democratic field office on 6th Street in downtown Racine.