The Republican Governors Association expects Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to be a candidate in the recall race against Gov. Walker (Barrett’s promised to announce his intentions between 3.30 and 4.3). Most people expect him to be a candidate. (I’d guess that, should he run, he’d beat candidates Kathleen Falk and Kathleen Vinehout in recall primary).
One can tell what the RGA thinks because they’ve unleashed a thirty-second anti-Barrett and anti-Falk ad. The ad, though, emphasizes Barrett.
In that emphasis, I’d say the GOP is right – Barrett will run, and he will win the Democratic nomination in a May 8th primary.
Here’s the ad:
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