Dear Representative Barca,
First of all, thank you for everything you have done, not only in the past year, but in your entire political career. I have watched you in the Assembly and I have watched you speak at events and you are a man who inspires me.
You have served the citizens of this great state in many capacities and now Wisconsin needs you to contribute in another way–as Governor. You have the intellect and the passion to fill the position. You have the compassion and the humanity to help us heal after the most divisive year in anyone’s memory. I encourage you to seriously consider running for Governor and to announce it and start campaigning as soon as you can, so you can build momentum against Scott Walker.
We need to return the state to a place where we can disagree agreeably, where we can trust our politicians to govern in an open and honest manner, and where the poor, the working class, the middle class, and the rich are all considered equal citizens. There are countless people who believe you are the one who can help us do this, and we are looking to you at this critical time in the history of our state.
There are many good candidates already either in the field or strongly considering a run. I love Kathleen Vinehout and would happily vote for either Senator Vinehout or you. I think the rest of the candidates or potential candidates are all good people as well. I would vote for any of them over Scott Walker. I would vote for my neighbor’s dog over Scott Walker. But we do not simply need a good candidate, we need a great candidate–someone who is beyond reproach and who has the experience to win, to govern, and to lead. You are that candidate. Please consider it. Please help lead us back to the state we love.