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
"This bill does not seem to allow the DNR to periodically review the impacts of high-capacity well withdrawals."
"Governor Walker is gambling with taxpayer money and our health care by moving to self-insurance..."
"Our public schools have lost over a billion dollars in state aid under Governor Walker, leaving school districts at a breaking point."
"Too many people feel that their vote doesn’t matter and that the system is rigged against them."
“Republicans should be working with Democrats to invest in the middle class and help working families get ahead.”
“I’m honored to be appointed to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance.”