President Obama endorses Mayor Tom Barrett: “I’m honored to have the support of my friend”

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MILWAUKEE — President Barack Obama on Wednesday, March 9th endorsed Tom Barrett for Milwaukee’s mayor, saying his hard work has set Milwaukee up for a stronger future.

“Tom Barrett has been an outstanding mayor for the city of Milwaukee, and his hard work has put his city on a path toward a stronger future. Tom has fought to strengthen neighborhoods by bringing people together to solve tough problems. He’s been a leader in the battle to get illegal guns off the street. I am proud to endorse him and offer my unqualified support for his re-election.”

Mayor Tom Barrett said:  “I’m honored to have the support of my friend, President Barack Obama.  He led this country through some of the most difficult economic times in our history. Milwaukee has faced challenges too and we’ve fought back. We are making real progress, and I’m committed to building on that progress in the next four years.”

Mayor Tom Barrett was one of the first mayors to endorse President Obama’s first campaign for the presidency in 2007.

The Milwaukee mayoral election is on Tuesday, April 5th.

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