Clinton rallies Wisconsin Democrats before recall - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Clinton rallies Wisconsin Democrats before recall

Posted:
MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Former President Bill Clinton is rallying Democrats in Milwaukee on behalf of the city's mayor, Tom Barrett, who's locked in a close race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a nationally-watched recall election.

Clinton told the crowd at a downtown riverfront park Friday that Tuesday's election is about much more than the state of Wisconsin and what's best for its residents.

He says people nationwide are looking to Wisconsin as an American battleground. Clinton says states that are recovering economically have embraced "creative cooperation," not "constant conflict" -- a reference to Walker's move to eliminate collective bargaining for most public employees.

Walker is campaigning Friday with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. She calls herself a "union buster" and considers her state's low union membership rate an economic development tool.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.