Recall Roundup: Barrett Urges Absentee Voting, Walker Cites Jobs

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett rallies students to vote absentee in the historic June 5 recall election. Gov. Scott Walker announces 39 manufacturing jobs at Caledonia event. And more on recall trail.

With three weeks to go before Wisconsin's historic June 5 gubernatorial recall election, here are Monday's recall developments:

The 28-day residency requirement in the Voter ID law and the unique summer election cycle could cause a low college student turnout, so Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with students Monday afternoon to energize young voters.

He was at Jensen Metal Products in Caledonia Monday afternoon to announce the addition of 39 jobs. He earlier announced 350 new jobs at a plant in Neenah.

With the 2011 and 2012 recall elections costing Wisconsin taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) introduced an amendment that would change the way we do recall in Wisconsin. Vos is Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance.

Independent candidate Hari Trivedi says his pledge to return his annual salary if job growth fails is not an election gimmick. He challenged Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to match his pledge.

For more on the June 5 recall, see Patch's election section.


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