Milwaukee Mayor Barrett Endorses Tammy Baldwin To Replace U. S. Senator Herb Kohl
WISCONSINREPORT.COM (11/22/2011) - Aditional Endorsements for a Republican and a Democrat running for the Wisconsin U.S. Senator seat Senator Herb Kohl is leaving have been announced. Republican U.S. Senate Candidate and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald has several top Republican leaders in his corner, while Democrat Tammy Baldwin has been endorsed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
The U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Fitzgerald announcement comes on the heels of Fitzgerald releasing endorsements from the Republican stronghold of Waukesha County, including from Speaker Pro-Temp Bill Kramer, Assistant Assembly Majority Leader Dan Knodl, among others.
Praising her unwavering commitment to creating jobs and fighting for Wisconsin’s workers and middle class families, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today announced his endorsement of Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate.
"Milwaukee and Wisconsin need a fighter in the U.S. Senate we can trust to create jobs and put aside the polarizing rhetoric that only divides us, and Tammy Baldwin is that leader," said Mayor Barrett.
"Tammy is a proven champion for Wisconsin’s working and middle class families, and she understands the challenges and issues facing people right here in Milwaukee," Mayor Tom Barrett said.
"Tammy Baldwin will be the adult in the room we can trust to get things done and reject the same tired political games that get us nowhere," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
"Tom Barrett is a responsible, principled leader, and I’m honored to have his support," said Baldwin.
"Mayor Barrett knows we need fighters in the U.S. Senate who put the people first, not the special interests, and who are committed to creating jobs, growing the economy and expanding opportunity for everyone in these hard times," U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin said.
Tammy is running for the U.S. Senate to fight for jobs and make sure the voices of the people are heard in Washington ahead of the powerful insiders and corporate special interests.
The Baldwin campaign describe her as a tireless leader Wisconsin can trust to stand up for middle class families, workers and small businesses. Spokespersons say, throughout her career, Democrat Tammy Baldwin has been a fierce champion for expanded economic opportunity and prosperity, quality and affordable health care, seniors, veterans, the environment and basic equality and fairness.
Tom Barrett has served as Milwaukee’s mayor since 2004. Barrett is described as having deep roots in the city, a city he has called home his entire life. During his time as Milwaukee’s chief executive, Barrett has worked to create and attract jobs to the city and to keep the economy on track.
Barrett helped spearhead the creation of M7 -- a regional, bipartisan economic development group for southeastern Wisconsin -- and has worked to redevelop once-abandoned industrial areas like the Menomonee River valley into vibrant centers of commerce and job-creation.
The Republican leaders endorsing Wisconsin Assembly Representative Jeff Fitzgerald cited the Speaker’s successes at implementing fiscal reforms to balance a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes.
They also noted conservative policy achievements championed by Speaker Fitzgerald over the past year, including a law to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons, sweeping tort reform legislation and comprehensive election reform with a requirement that voters show identification at the polls.
Those endorsing Fitzgerald include:
Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), Finance Chair Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Caucus Chair Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Caucus Secretary Mary Williams (R-Medford), and Caucus Sergeant at Arms Sam Kerkman (R-Randall).
“After working side by side with Speaker Fitzgerald this session to usher through an aggressive agenda full of much-needed reforms in Wisconsin, I have no doubts that his courage and leadership are what’s lacking in Washington,” said Representative Scott Suder.
“His accomplishments in just the past year speak for themselves, and his conservative credentials and commitment to doing what’s right for Wisconsin say volumes about the job he’ll do as a U.S. Senator," said Suder.
“Jeff’s leadership has been crucial in changing the trajectory of Wisconsin’s political and budgetary direction from ever expanding bureaucracy and declining revenues to leaner, more responsive government and growth toward prosperity,” said Representative Robin Vos.
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