MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is helping to raise money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a strong sign that Barrett will enter a likely recall race against Gov. Scott Walker.
Tickets for Wednesday's luncheon ranged from $400 each to $2,500 for a table.
Barrett is running for re-election as mayor. He has said he'll announce whether he's jumping into the governor's race sometime between Friday and Tuesday.
Milwaukee ironworker Randy Bryce showed up outside the luncheon, which was closed to reporters and about 75 demonstrators. He says it's a mistake for Barrett to stump with an Illinois politician because it could help Walker argue that Barrett is influenced by outside interests.
Union leaders have discouraged Barrett from running. Barrett has clashed with unions over decisions he's made as mayor.
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