Milwaukee Mayor Tom "Trolley" Barrett has tons of cash on hand for his 2016 campaign.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has half a million dollars in his campaign war chest more than a year before the election.Oh, God.
His challengers have raised a fraction of that amount, according to campaign finance reports released Monday for the last six months of 2014.
...[Milwaukee Ald. Joe Davis Sr.], who serves as chair of the Common Council's Community and Economic Development Committee, has a cash balance of just over $11,000. His total receipts for the last half of 2014 were $100.
[Ald. Bob Donovan] raised $32,855 in the last half of the year and has a cash balance of $30,110. He represents the 8th District on the south side.
...Also filing a campaign finance report Monday was Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who raised $1,915 in the last half of 2014 and has a cash balance of $44,298.
Milwaukee desperately needs new leadership.
The chances that will happen appear to be slim.
If only residents would wake up.
The problem: The ones awake are leaving.