Democratic candidates for governor Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk are making late bids for labor votes, ahead of Tuesday's (5/8) recall primary.
Polls say the Democratic gubernatorial primary appears to be a two-person contest between Milwaukee Mayor Barrett and former Dane County Executive Falk. Both candidates spent a lot of time campaigning over the weekend, with Barrett ending Sunday (5/6) at an event in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood.
Costumed re-enactors chanted eight hour day at an annual ceremony remembering an 1886 labor protest that ended when the state militia killed seven people. Barrett told the news media that despite heavy union support for Falk, he will do okay with labor on Tuesday.
Falk's last campaign event Sunday was at a chilly park shelter in Sheboygan County.
Falk says if Barrett is picking up rank and file union backing it's news to her.
Political analysts say Falk's best hope to win the Democratic primary is if unions get a lot of members to the polls. But Barrett says his campaign is also working hard on boosting turnout.