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Rematch in Wisconsin recall

Milwaukee mayor faces tough fight to oust governor

By Scott Bauer
Associated Press / May 10, 2012
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The Democrats’ hope for ousting Scott Walker is a low-key, well-liked Milwaukee mayor whose last brush with fame came when he interceded in a fight outside the Wisconsin State Fair and got badly beaten with a tire iron. With less than a month before the June 5 recall election, it will take all the political muscle Tom Barrett can muster to knock off the Wisconsin governor, who has become a national hero to conservatives and a fundraising powerhouse.

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