Pres. Obama coming to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke
MADISON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail to help the Democratic challenger to Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s hotly contested race.
President Obama is scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening, October 28th with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive and state commerce secretary who is running against Walker.
The Republican Walker said Monday that he believes Burke is bringing President Obama to Milwaukee to help drive up turnout in the heavily Democratic city. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned there on Friday.
Walker says he is focused on winning over undecided voters statewide.
The most recent Marquette University Law School poll released on October 15th showed Walker and Burke tied at 47 percent, with only three percent of voters undecided.
After President Obama campaigns in Milwaukee Tuesday evening, he’ll host a private fundraiser at a downtown sushi bar. As many as 25 people can pay $16,000 to spend an hour with President Obama at Umami Moto.
All of the money raised will benefit the Democratic National Committee.