Milwaukee mayor urges Democrats to vote early

October 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is urging Democrats to get to the polls and vote early.

Barrett is helping rally Democrats waiting for President Barack Obama to speak on behalf of Mary Burke, who is locked in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Barrett ran unsuccessfully against Walker in 2010 and during the 2012 recall election spurred by anger over Walker's signature legislation eliminating most public workers' union rights.

Barrett is telling Democrats that Republicans "want us to stay home" this year.

Barrett says that instead, Democrats need to "call your old boyfriends, call your old girlfriends" and them and everyone else to vote. And he says, "You can vote now."

Early voting started in Wisconsin on Oct. 20.


Associated Press