DA John Chisolm Backed Tom Barrett
Via Media Trackers. In this video, the non-political Milwaukee DA endorsed Barrett in this 2008 video. (But is completely non-political.)
Just days before Mayor Barrett faced re-election in 2008, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm praised Barrett for his record on crime, education and city development a video shows. Chisholm also praised the appointment of Chief Edward Flynn to lead the Milwaukee Police Department.
Chisholm is currently leading a high profile John Doe investigation that has become the key campaign talking point of Mayor Barrett’s effort to defeat Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election. The probe’s appearance of impartiality has been tarnished by the news that 43 attorneys and staff in the DA’s office signed Walker recall petitions, and the news that the chief investigator in the case allowed a Democrat “recall Walker” sign and pro-union poster to appear in front of his home. An ethics complaint has been filed against the investigator.