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It'll Be Barrett and Donovan Vying For Milwaukee Mayor on April 5

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) and Alderman Bob Donovan

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett finished first in Tuesday's spring Primary, followed by Alderman Bob Donovan. So the two will face off in April's General Election for a four-year term as mayor.

During the campaign so far, Barrett has touted accomplishments of his three terms as mayor, including in terms of development and re-development projects. Donovan has countered by pointing to the city's high homicide rate in 2015 and blasting the mayor's plan to build a streetcar line downtown, saying the priorities are wrong.

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WUWM's Marti Mikkelson attended Ald. Bob Donovan's primary night gathering and asked people what kind of changes they'd like to see a new mayor make.

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