Fair Wisconsin endorses Barrett for governor

The Fair Wisconsin PAC has endorsed Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee in his gubernatorial race.

FW and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin formally presented the endorsement during an April 17 reception at Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson St., in Madison.

“(Barrett) has a proven track record of supporting the LGBT community and has earned our support,” Fair Wisconsin said in a statement. “As mayor of Milwaukee, he’s been a staunch advocate for LGBT Wisconsinites. He vocally opposed the 2006 constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions. He proactively supported the City of Milwaukee’s domestic partner registry. Tom Barrett also has ensured the LGBT community is represented in city government. … He has evolved on issues important to our community to become one of the most trusted allies we have in government.”

The group also commended Barrett for his opposition as a congressman to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”