Every day between now and Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election, Patch will provide daily updates on what's happening on the campaign trail.
Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest recall-related news.
12:30 p.m.: Former President Clinton to Appear on Friday to stump for Barrett
Former President Bill Clinton will be appearing in Milwaukee on Friday in support of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's efforts to defeat Gov. Scott Walker in next week's recall race.
The time and location of the former Democratic president's visit have not yet been determined. Former U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, a strong Barrett ally, had been urging Clinton to come to Milwaukee.
"I'm proud that President Clinton is adding his voice to this important fight," said Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who visited the state earlier this week.
11:20 a.m.: Barrett running ads questioning Walker's honesty
According to WisPolitics.com, Tom Barrett is now running two new TV ads that question Scott Walker’s honesty, countering Walker's own ad questioning Barretts truthfulness.
The first asks, “Do you believe Scott Walker?”
It shows video of Walker saying, “Our reforms are working” before the narrator asks, “What about the middle class?”
The ad repeats Barrett's claim that Walker “waged a civil war,” Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state, Walker raised taxes on seniors, he cut education the most in state history and increased fees for college “all while giving billions in tax breaks to corporations and the super rich.”
The second ad knocks Walker on the John Doe investigation, showing video of Walker saying, “I’m a straight shooter” before the narrator says Walker has spent over $200,000 on criminal defense lawyers and admits his lawyers have been given all of his emails “but won’t show them to us.”
11:00 a.m.: Ron Johnson to meet with Walker supporters in Waukesha
The Republican Party of Waukesha County announced on its Facebook page that Senator Ron Johnson will visit their campaign headquarters at 1701 Pearl St, Waukesha, on Friday, June 1. Johnson will be available to meet with Walker supporters and volunteers at the "Victory Center" at 1:15 pm.
10:20 a.m.: New Walker Ad Released claims Barrett "struggles with the truth"
The Friends of Scott Walker campaign released a new ad today titled “Truthful,” which raises questions on the misreporting of violent crime in Milwaukee during Mayor Tom Barrett’s tenure.
“Mayor Barrett owes the people of Wisconsin an explanation as to why hundreds of violent crimes were misreported to FBI,” said Walker campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews. “Because Tom Barrett has failed to come clean about how such egregious misreporting could have happened, voters still don’t know if the mayor was involved in an intentional cover-up for the purpose of political gain. This is the kind of failed leadership that Wisconsin cannot afford.”
10:15 a.m.: Governor's Association Chairman to meet with Barrett supporters
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who is the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, will meet with volunteers and supporters of Tom Barrett at an event in Madison today at 4:30 p.m. Gov. O’Malley will speak with volunteers about the unprecedented Democratic get-out-the-vote effort to elect Tom Barrett at the Madison Recall Field Office, 210 N. Bassett St. Madison.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin responded to the announcement shortly after. Communications Director Ben Sparks released the following statement:
"It's absolutely fitting that DGA Chairman Martin O'Malley is bringing his tax and spend stump speech to Wisconsin to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today. Like Tom Barrett, Governor O'Malley is unlikely to mention his failed record of taxing and spending, including when Maryland had the largest mass exodus of any state in the region during 2007-2010. With his shameful record of increased spending and tax hikes on his constituents, Martin O'Malley is a fitting surrogate for Tom Barrett's failed record in Milwaukee."
9:10 a.m.: Second debate set for tonight
Marquette University Law School will co-sponsor and host the second and final debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at 9 p.m. today.
The event will be broadcast statewide at 9 p.m. as part of WISN-TV's "Commitment 2012" coverage of the recall election. The moderator for the evening is Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School and host of Channel 12's "Upfront" program.
The debate also will be broadcast live on WUWM-FM (89.7) and the video will be streamed live on WisPolitics.com.
9 a.m.: Patch updates recall contribution database
Patch has just updated its to Walker and Barrett to include information filed with the state this week.
The database of nearly 200,000 contributions can be searched by name, city, state and ZIP code, and includes all individual donations made through May 21, the most recent data available.
9 a.m.: Barrett to campaign in Waukesha
Barrett will meet with voters and supporters at Waukesha restaurant at noon today. Barrett will make a stop at the Sprizzo Gallery Cafe, 363 W Main St.
Walker has no public appearances scheduled until tonight's debate.