Just this morning, Charlie Sykes mentioned reports of Mayor Tom Barrett calling businessmen in the City of Milwaukee who donated to the Republican Governors Association.
According to Sykes, Barrett expressed his displeasure by calling area businessmen who donated to the RGA . The radio talk show host also reported that the phone calls may be in response to their donations funding ads released by the RGA. Four television ads were released by the RGA this year which criticize Mayor over lost jobs, tax increases, and bloated spending.
The RGA has been on offense so far this year. This is evidenced by recent fundraising numbers showing the RGA with a $22 million dollar cash on hand advantage over their Democrat counterparts.
Maybe the RGA’s cash on hand numbers are a reason why Barrett has to engage in Chicago-style bully tactics with city businessmen who know how to spend their donations better than the Mayor.