MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Democrat Tom Barrett picks up the endorsement of the Assembly Leader as the campaigns in the recall battle move closer to the first vote on May 8th.
Representative Peter Barca endorsed Barrett's campaign with a statement released Tuesday afternoon.
"Tom Barrett will be a governor who will focus on jobs, and restore trust, integrity and accountability to state government. Our Wisconsin values have been under assault from this governor over the past 15 months, and its time for a healer who will bring us together. I know Tom Barrett has what it takes to defeat Scott Walker, and I'm proud to endorse Tom Barrett for governor"
Barrett also got the nod from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The WPPA released a statement calling Barrett's campaign energetic, independent and ethical.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Grocers Association has endorsed Governor Scott Walker. In a statement, the organization stated that Walker's efforts have helped small businesses like grocery stores. They see Walker's ideas about smaller, fiscally responsible government as working.
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