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Dem primary candidates join forces behind Barrett

By Kay Nolan, May 9, 2012

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the May 9, 2012 issue.

All three unsuccessful Dem primary candidates publicly threw their support behind Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a joint appearance today outside Barrett’s Milwaukee home.

Kathleen Falk, Kathleen Vinehout and Doug La Follette all said they’d actively campaign on Barrett’s behalf over the next 27 days.

Barrett told reporters the recall election is uniting Dems against Gov. Scott Walker and said he’s not worried about the high number of votes Walker received in last night’s primary election.

“If we were divided, it would be a concern,” said Barrett. “The fact that you have, essentially within 14 hours, all of the candidates standing together shows we are united.”