Democratic Candidates in Green Bay
As the recall primary creeps closer, the Brown County Democratic party held its Spring Fling Fundraiser in Green Bay Sunday night. Organizers say it gives voters a chance to get to know some of the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GREEN BAY - As the recall primary creeps closer, the Brown County Democratic party held its Spring Fling Fundraiser in Green Bay Sunday night. Organizers say it gives voters a chance to get to know some of the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor.
The event was held in the Riverside Ballroom, and drew a large crowd of people eager to hear more from the candidates. While each of the candidates have different views, they all say they agree that Governor Walker's policies just aren't working.
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett says he's running for governor to "bring Wisconsin together again".
"I wanted to make sure that people understood that I'm running to be governor of this entire state. I think particularly, at this time, we have to have a governor who is going to focus on jobs - because under Governor Scott Walker in 2011, Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in this entire country," he said.
Barrett had strong words for Governor Walker Sunday evening, saying he's led the state into a "political civil war".
"Neighbors can't talk to neighbors, family members can't talk to family members and co-workers don't want to talk to co-workers about politics.. because it's too volatile," said Barrett.
Mahlon Mitchell also addressed the crowd on Sunday. He's hoping to unseat Rebecca Kleefish as the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin.
"I think she's been non-existent. I think she's been a rubber stamp for Governor Scott Walker, and I think a lieutenant governor's job could mean so much more than what it is right now," said Mitchell.
State senator Kathleen Vinehout was also at the fundraiser. If elected, Vinehout says she would put the needs of the people first.
"Right now, I've seen voters energized like never before. They're very involved. They want to look the candidate in the eye. They want to go to the forum. They want answers to their questions. This is a very different environment than what we saw in 2010," she said.
Meanwhile, republicans will be hosting a Super Saturday event on April 21st. Volunteers will hit the phones to get as much support as they can to keep Governor Walker in office.