MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett received a big endorsement from the White House on Wednesday.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson has learned that President Obama is backing Barrett for another four years.
Obama was just in town last week. He congratulated Barrett and the city of Milwaukee for winning a contest to sign up new people for healthcare.
"Tom Barrett has been an outstanding mayor for the city of Milwaukee, and his hard work has put his city on a path toward a stronger future," Obama said in a written statement. "Tom has fought to strengthen neighborhoods by bringing people together to solve tough problems. He's been a leader in the battle to get illegal guns off the street. I am proud to endorse him and offer my unqualified support for his re-election.”
Barrett is running against Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan.
The Milwaukee mayoral election is on April 5, the same day as the presidential primary in Wisconsin.