Obama To Stand With Barrett
(AP) A spokesman for President Barack Obama says the president is proud to stand with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as he prepares to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election. Obama for America Wisconsin state director Tripp Wellde issued a statement Tuesday after Barrett won the Democratic primary. Wellde says, ``President Obama is proud to stand with Tom Barrett and the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin families who are coming together to move Wisconsin forward.'' The recall election is June 5.
Barrett In The Rest Out
Preliminary results show Tom Barrett had 54 percent of the primary vote Tuesday as he goes on to face Governor Scott Walker in the June 5th recall election. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk was second with 37 percent. Secretary of State Doug La Follette got 3 percent followed by state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout with 4 percent. Vinehout says she's proud of the campaign she ran.
Meanwhile, Governor Scott Walker easily defeated former UW-L student, Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a Walker opponent running as a Republican.
Mitchell Will Face Kleefisch
(AP) Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell has defeated two opponents to win the Democratic primary for Wisconsin lieutenant governor. With the win Tuesday, the leader of the statewide firefighters' union will now challenge Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch next month. According to unofficial results, Mitchell defeated Milwaukee private detective Ira Robins and fake Democrat Isaac Weix. Kleefisch didn't have a primary opponent. The lieutenant governor's job carries no official duties. However, the lieutenant governor would take over if the governor dies, leaves office early or is incapacitated. Kleefisch and Republican Gov. Scott Walker are facing recall elections sparked by Walker's law that eliminated collective-bargaining rights for most public employees. The general election will be June 5.
PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
(AP) Former state Rep. Kristin Dexter has defeated fake Democrat James Engel in a state Senate recall primary. Preliminary results from Tuesday's elections show Dexter, an Eau Claire Democrat, with 63 percent of the vote. Engel, of Fall Creek, had 37 percent. Dexter advances to face Republican Sen. Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls in a June 5 general recall election.
(AP) State Rep. Donna Seidel has defeated fake Democrat Jim Buckley in a Wisconsin Senate recall primary. Preliminary results from Tuesday's elections showed Seidel, a Wausau Democrat, with 63 percent of the vote. Buckley, of Antigo, had 37 percent. Seidel advances to face Republican Rep. Jerry Petrowski in a June 5 general recall election. Incumbent Sen. Pam Galloway resigned after Democrats forced her into a recall, leaving her seat open.
(AP) Fort Atkinson photographer Lori Compas has defeated fake Democrat Gary Ellerman in a recall primary to earn a chance to face Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald next month. Preliminary results from Tuesday's election show Compas with 71 percent of the vote and Ellerman, of Lake Mills, with 29 percent.
AARP Makes La Crosse Man State President
You might be able to determine the immediate future of advocacy for Wisconsin AARP by the leadership that has been selected for the organization. Retired Gundersen Lutheran executive and current UWL instructor, Pat Killeen has been picked as the organization's next state president. Killeen served as Executive Director of Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan, Administrator of the La Crosse County
Care Management Program, and taught health care management at Globe University in La Crosse. AARP has recently begun a national awareness campaign about the future of Medicare and was a major player in getting federal health reforms passed.