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Obama encourages Milwaukee's mayor to run for governor

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The White House is apparently trying to get Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to run for governor, saying it's the best chance for Democrats to keep the office.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice says both a White House aide and Barrett supporters confirm that President Obama badly wants him to run next year.

Barrett has been waffling for months, and there was growing speculation last week he would not try to replace the retiring Jim Doyle.

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