State Rep. Dana Wachs
Press Release

Gov. Walker Flew to Private Campaign Event in Taxpayer-Funded Plane

"I’m appalled that Gov. Walker thinks he can use our tax money for his own political gain."

By - Dec 14th, 2017 01:36 pm

EAU CLAIRE – Dana Wachs called Gov. Scott Walker’s use of a state plane to fly to and from a private campaign event outside of Eau Claire “simply inappropriate”:

“I’m appalled that Gov. Walker thinks he can use our tax money for his own political gain. It’s simply inappropriate. Gov. Walker must pay back Wisconsin taxpayers for this abuse of power and any others during his time in the governor’s office.

“Gov. Walker must have let a failed presidential campaign go to his head. He’s not President Trump. He’s not Candidate Walker. He’s the governor, and its about time he acts like it.”

Below are records of Gov. Walker’s travel and news coverage of the related events.


3:16 p.m. – Gov. Walker Departs Dane County Airport in Taxpayer-Funded Plane

4:05 p.m. – Gov. Walker Arrives at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport via Hawthorne

4:15 p.m. – Gov. Walker Holds Tax Policy Press Conference

More than four hours lapse during which time Gov. Walker attends a private campaign fundraiser in Lake Wissota.

9:51 p.m. – Gov. Walker Departs Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Taxpayer-Funded Plane

10:30 p.m. – Gov. Walker Arrives at Dane County Airport

Gov. Walker's Flight Record

Gov. Walker’s Flight Record

News Coverage of Gov. Walker's Flight

News Coverage of Gov. Walker’s Flight

News Coverage of Gov. Walker's Private Campaign Fundraiser

News Coverage of Gov. Walker’s Private Campaign Fundraiser

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4 thoughts on “Gov. Walker Flew to Private Campaign Event in Taxpayer-Funded Plane”

  1. MKE Kid says:

    Am I surprised? No. Angered? Yes.

  2. will says:

    Walker been living off the taxes payers his whole life. Nothing new here.

  3. WashCoRepub says:

    It sure would be great to see Dana Wachs’ plans for economic development for Wisconsin. Heck, he could even put them on his Web site.

  4. Thomas says:

    Wachs makes a good point here. It is unseemly of Walker to devote 4 hours to fundraising near the home of one of his competitors after flying there on WI taxpayers dime for a brief press conference – one with political overtones, an event that in itself could be used as part of his incessant campaign for re-election.

    I would like to see some clarity and some honesty in Walker’s “plans for economic development for Wisconsin.” .

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