Repaying taxpayers is still not a priority for Governor Walker
Faced with $1 million in campaign debt, Governor Walker has been busy soliciting donations to fill the hole caused by his presidential campaign’s reckless spending.
MADISON – Faced with $1 million in campaign debt, Governor Walker has been busy soliciting donations to fill the hole caused by his presidential campaign’s reckless spending.
On Sunday, the governor sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters, in which he stated, “I do not regret anything, but I would regret letting down the many vendors and small businesses that extended credit to our campaign in good faith.” Not mentioned in the e-mail was the $67,000 in travel and security costs that Governor Walker charged to Wisconsin taxpayers during his campaign.
In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“Walker’s irresponsible spending caused the mess that he’s in, and it looks like Wisconsin taxpayers will be left paying the price. Throughout his failed presidential run, the governor promised to promptly reimburse taxpayers for his travel and security costs, but he spent his campaign funds faster than he raised them.
“If Governor Walker wasn’t going to make repaying taxpayers a priority, he should never have used taxpayer money to front his campaign costs to begin with. Politicians should not have limitless access to a taxpayer-funded piggy bank for their campaigns. This abuse of public dollars needs to end, and I hope my Republican colleagues will move my legislation forward to do just that.”
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"Given that the Department of Administration has released receipts, I hope this means the governor will consider supporting the Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Act."
“Over the past year, Governor Walker and Republican legislators made it clear that special interest handouts and political power grabs were their top priorities – not the people of Wisconsin.”
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“The people of Wisconsin deserve swift bipartisan action on initiatives to grow Wisconsin jobs.”
“Before the governor pays another penny to a campaign consultant or vendor, Wisconsin taxpayers should be reimbursed immediately.”