Falk spends final campaign hours in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk shook hands over the lunch hour at UW-Milwaukee's student union Monday in her bid to become Wisconsin's first female governor.
She told reporters she considers herself the underdog to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Tuesday's primary.
"I have been all along because Tom (Barrett) just ran for governor a year ago," Falk said.
18-year-old Mariah Robinson-Page said she will vote for a Democrat on Tuesday, but she is not sure which one.
"I've known about Tom Barrett, but not too much about Kathleen Falk," Robinson-Page explained.
While Falk has the backing of several unions, Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) is one of only a few Milwaukee politicians publicly backing Falk.
"Kathleen, she didn't sit on the sidelines when this fight started over a year ago," Sinicki told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray.
Falk is getting a lot of attention for a comment she made in Friday's debate.
"We need a mom and I'm anxious to be that mom to get us back working together," she said during the televised debate.
Political observers say the 'mom' language is a move to win women voters.
"We often turn to the one person in our family who can get the family back together and that's our mom," Falk said Tuesday.
Falk plans to vote Tuesday morning in Madison. A gathering with supporters is scheduled Tuesday evening at a Madison hotel.