Tom Barrett's file

Barrett

Democrat from Wisconsin

Tom Barrett has served as mayor of Milwaukee since 2004. He previously served in the U.S. House and the state Legislature. He lost bids for governor in 2002, 2010 and in the 2012 recall race against Gov. Scott Walker

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2 big races in Milwaukee

The offices of Milwaukee County executive and mayor of Milwaukee are up for election in April 2016. Here's an early look at claims made so far during the two campaigns.

Examining Scott Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' slogan

The governor says losing the Milwaukee Bucks would be more expensive to taxpayers than helping to build the team a new arena. What is behind the numbers?

 

Also: Factchecking the state budget.

Scott Walker and abortion

In the wake of his surprise announcement on an abortion ban after 20 weeks, we review where Walker has been on the issue.

Quick year-end quiz

Can you guess how we rated these six lighter and less-serious claims from 2014?

Pants on Fire, on parade

Ranking, by clicks, our seven Pants on Fire ratings from 2014.