Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has ended weeks of speculation and entered the race to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, setting up a potential rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election.
(Via @vermontaigne) Not only will this ensure the aforementioned vicious primary: if he wins then Barrett gets to explain how it is turns out that the Great Satan Scott Walker is the guy that managed to save Milwaukee $25 million – which meant that Milwaukee didn’t have to raise property taxes in order to balance the city budget. Governor Walker can’t wait to have that conversation… if you can call ‘awkward silences from the Democratic side’ a ‘conversation,’ which may not actually be all that accurate.
PS: Hey, Mayor Barrett! Going to sign off on that union demand to, if elected, veto a budget unless the legislature repeal Walker’s union reforms? No? Coward.