Political newcomer James Methu endorses Tom Barrett for mayor of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- After he was knocked out in the spring primary election on Tuesday, February 16th, James Methu is throwing his support behind Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Methu held a news conference on Thursday afternoon, February 18th to announce his endorsement of Barrett.

Methu, a political newcomer, finished fourth in the primary -- garnering just three percent of the vote.

"I learned the political process the hard way. In this beautiful city, I got to know each and every one of the important people and many in the community," Methu said.

Methu's announcement came one day after Alderman Joe Davis endorsed Alderman Bob Donovan for mayor.

Davis finished third in Tuesday's primary.

Donovan will face Barrett in the general election on April 5th.