MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Both sides are speaking out on the June 5 gubernatorial recall election.
Gov. Scott Walker's campaign says Democrat Tom Barrett is heading for a loss. Democrats, meanwhile, say it’s a new start at healing the state.
Barrett won the Democratic primary on Tuesday. He will face Walker in a rematch of the 2010 race that Walker won by 5 points. Barrett also previously ran for governor in 2002 and lost in the Democratic primary.
Walker's deputy campaign manager Dan Blum issued a statement saying Barrett was about to enter his "third statewide losing campaign."
Blum says, "Rather than Tom Barrett's path of taking Wisconsin back to the days of billion-dollar deficits, double-digit tax increases and record job loss, we are confident that voters will choose to stand with Governor Walker and move Wisconsin forward."
Democratic Party of Wisconsin chairman Mike Tate says, "After months of historic division, job loss, criminal corruption and partisan power grabs, Tom Barrett offers Wisconsin a new start."
Tate's statement continues saying, "Walker's sleazy money can't vote, and it is clear that the people of Wisconsin will take the opportunity with a leader like Tom Barrett to give Wisconsin a new start at healing our great state and beginning the long job of repairing the devastation wrought by 17 months of irresponsible rule."
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