MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker made some waves when he said that Kathleen Falk would be a weaker Democratic opponent for him than Tom Barrett in the June recall election. The Republican Walker went on Mark Belling’s talk show on WISN Radio in Milwaukee Thursday– and he was asked why he’s only running TV ads that attack Barrett and not Falk. The governor responded by explaining why he thought Falk would be the weaker opponent, saying quote, “She has clearly staked herself out as being in the pocket of the public employee unions – and that has not clearly been attached to Tom Barrett.” Falk, the former Dane County executive, has promised she would veto the entire next state budget if it does not restore collective bargaining for public unions. Walker called that her weakness. Today, Barrett’s camp jumped on Walker’s remark, calling it a “rare moment of candor.” Barrett spokesman Phil Walzak said Walker admitted that Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor, would be the best candidate to defeat him. But the Falk campaign took Walker’s remark to mean that he’s scared of facing her in the general election. Falk and Barrett lead recent Democratic polls for the May eighth primary, over Doug La Follette and Kathleen Vinehout.
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