Governor's Race Heats Up

By: Sarah Rickert
By: Sarah Rickert

The gloves are off in the democratic race for governor. The primary is less than three weeks away and the campaign may be moving in a new direction.

U.S. Representative Tom Barrett told a group in Wausau Sunday the integrity of the democratic process is on the ballot this fall. Barrett says people in Wisconsin should know if Attorney General James Doyle's top aid is being interviewed about the caucus scandal. The controversy alleges state employees did political work on state time.

Barrett says he's not accusing anyone, he's just asking questions.

A Doyle spokesperson, Bill Christofferson, says Barrett has no proof of any wrongdoing. Christofferson goes on further to say Barrett is getting desperate because he's behind in the polls and is using recycled political garbage.

Christofferson says the investigation is a "John Doe" probe. That means no one can talk about it until it's finished. Therefore, if Barrett has questions he should talk with the two District Attorney's running the investigation.

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