WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- All four Democratic candidates running for governor in the recall election spoke during a forum Wednesday evening at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, state Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk each campaigned to a crowd of about 300 people.
Hot topics like jobs, collective bargaining and Governor Scott Walker himself brought big reactions from the audience.
While all of the candidates devoted time to criticizing Governor Scott Walker, Kathleen Falk also made a comment about her opponent Tom Barrett.
"I was eager to sign that recall petition, and Tom again, hadn't signed it, weeks after we started that recall, month, over a month after and then reluctantly," said Falk.
Barrett, who has been leading in recent polls, focused his attention on Walker. "And it was the worst year for Democrats since the 1950s, but even in that horrible storm, I held Scott Walker to 52 percent and quite honestly I think if we had had full knowledge of what he was intending to do those results may have been a little bit different," Barrett said when talking about the 2010 election.
Both La Follette and Vinehout spent time speaking about the importance of preserving the environment and enhancing education. They also explained why they each think they should face Governor Scott Walker,
La Follette said, "The reason I can win this election against Mr. Walker is because I get independent, Republican votes."
"If you're really tired of money and politics, I'm your candidate," Vinehout said to cheers.
Additional speakers included recall candidates Mahlon Mitchell, Rep. Andy Jorgensen, Lori Compas and a representative for Rob Zerban.
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