Politics

Video: Woman Slaps Mayor Tom Barrett for Conceding to Gov. Scott Walker

| by Michael Allen

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett felt the sting of defeat last night, literally, when an unnamed supporter slapped him for conceding the recall election to Governor Scott Walker (video below).

According to WISN-TV, the woman asked Barrett if she could slap him because she was upset that he conceded while she still believed that there were more votes to be counted.

He reportedly said "I’d rather you hug me" so he leaned down thinking that she was going to hug him, but she slapped him.

Yesterday, Voters decided by a 52 percent to 46 percent margin to let Governor Scott Walker finish his first term. Governor Walker outspent Mayor Barrett, $30 million to $4 million.