President Obama To Campaign For Mary Burke In Milwaukee
President Barack Obama is planning another trip to Milwaukee.
He'll campaign for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during the final week before the November 4th election. The day, time and exact location of the event are still being determined.
President Obama was last in Milwaukee on Labor Day. He made a speech during Laborfest. While Burke did make an appearance at the celebration, she was not a part of the President's event. Her campaign said it wouldn't have been appropriate because it was an official White House visit, not a campaign stop. Burke and President Obama met privately instead.
First Lady Michelle Obama has also put her support behind Burke. She and the democratic candidate were side-by-side during a rally in Milwaukee in late September.
Governor Scott Walker has high-profile support as well. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie traveled to Wisconsin in September to campaign for Walker in Hudson. The republican governors appeared at the Empire Bucket factory.
The most recent Marquette Law School poll, which came out on October 15th, shows Burke and Governor Walker tied at 47% among likely voters.