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.”
Press Releases by Katrina Shankland
“So-called 'Right to Work' has not worked for Wisconsin’s working families, and today is a victory for everyone who works hard and deserves the chance to get ahead.”
"The governor forgot to tell you that funding levels for need-based higher education grants remained frozen at 2011 levels in his 2015-17 executive budget."
“True to their actions all session, Republicans ended the year by selling another piece of Wisconsin to the highest bidder.”
“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately.”