Obama Finally Jumps in Wisconsin Race

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Jun 05, 2012 7:29 AM

After months of being missing in action with support for Democrat Tom Barrett who is running against Republican Scott Walker today for governor in Wisconsin, President Obama finally threw his support behind Barrett... on Twitter. President Obama and the DNC have received heavy criticism for their absence during what big labor, Obama's biggest supporter, sees as a crucial election in Wisconsin and for the general future of unions.


"It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barrett. He'd make an outstanding governor. -bo," Obama said in a tweet Monday evening.

The underwhelming show of solidarity follows weeks of speculation around why the president, who has been traveling around the country for a host of fundraisers as part of his reelection bid, did not stop in Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett.