Running for fourth term: Mayor Tom Barrett to face Ald. Bob Donovan in April
MILWAUKEE -- On spring primary election night Tuesday, February 16th, a four-candidate field for mayor of Milwaukee was whittled down to two. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is running for his fourth term -- and he will face Alderman Bob Donovan in the April general election.
Mayor Barrett held his election night party at La Perla near 5th and National in Milwaukee.
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Barrett arrived about an hour after the polls closed to greet supporters.
Barrett will advance to the general election -- but with 92% of precincts reporting election results on Tuesday night, it appeared Barrett would receive less than 50% of the vote.
That meant more than half of voters selected someone other than Barrett.
That was something FOX6 News was looking into ahead of the spring primary -- Would the combined vote total for Bob Donovan/Joe Davis be higher than Barrett's total?
With 92% of precincts reporting on Tuesday night -- that was ringing true.
Now the question is, will there be concern for Mayor Barrett during the April general election?
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The other two candidates running for mayor of Milwaukee in the spring primary election were Alderman Joe Davis and political newcomer James Methu.