Lena Taylor responds to Barrett's State of the City address

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's primary election is less than a week away. 

One of the key local contests on the ballot is the race for Milwaukee mayor.

State Senator Lena Taylor is one of three challengers hoping to unseat incumbent Mayor Tom Barrett in next Tuesday's vote. At her campaign headquarters Wednesday, Taylor delivered what she called the "real" State of the City.

It served as a response to the mayor's State of the City address.

Taylor had harsh criticism for Barrett.

She says the incumbent hasn't done enough to address several issues facing minority communities in Milwaukee.

"It's shameful that the self interests of reelection prevents the mayor from looking at what has plagued our city or the last 16 years," she said. 

Taylor cited the growing racial wealth gap and lack of black home ownership in the city as examples of Barrett's shortcomings in office.

Taylor, Alderman Tony Zielinski and independent Paul Rasky will join Barrett on Tuesday's primary ballot. 

Early voting for Tuesday's election is taking place until Friday.

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