MADISON — When Scott Walker was confronted with his latest flip-flop yesterday, this time on concealed carry, the Milwaukee County Executive offered the ridiculous explanation that he initially voted against concealed carry “… not on its merits but because it was voted on in the middle of the night — at 3:51 a.m. in 2002, according to the Wisconsin State Legislature's records.” (Green Bay Press Gazette, 6/11/10).
BREAKING: Ron Johnson Fails To Meet Deadline for Financial Disclosure Report Required By Law (6/10/10)
MADISON —Multimillionaire U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson is spending over $350,000 on a television ad blitz today at the same time has he refused to get his own fiscal house in order and failed to meet a deadline to let the people of Wisconsin know about his personal finances. Johnson has said he will spend $10-$15 million of his personal fortune and told George Will he will spend “All of it” in hopes of buying the U.S. Senate election.
MADISON— A new report yesterday revealed that before entering the U.S. Senate race, multimillionaire Tea Party activist Ron Johnson was one of the only private citizens to testify against the bipartisan Child Victims Act — a state legislative bill that received broad support from organizations including the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc., Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association, Children’s Hospital and Health System, Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (Children’s Trust Fund), Child Abuse Prevention Fund, Child Protection Center, Children's Service Society Wisconsin, National Council of Representatives of the Voice of the Faithful, National District Attorneys Association, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin, and Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.
MADISON — Over the weekend, the Associated Press (AP) reported that multimillionaire, U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson supports an unhinged, ‘Drill Baby Drill’ approach to domestic oil drilling despite the worst oil spill in U.S. History. Johnson is running in the U.S. Senate Republican primary for the Wisconsin Senate seat once held by Earth Day founder, and former Governor, Gaylord Nelson.
MADISON— “Scott Walker sure talks a good game, but when it comes to actually holding the line on spending he fails to walk the walk. His budget proposals as county executive have increased spending by 35% between 2003 and today. While in the state legislature, Walker voted for five straight budgets that increased state spending from $26.6 billion to nearly $49 billion -- an increase of more than 84%. This ‘say one thing, do the exact opposite’ doublespeak of slick politicians like Scott Walker is exactly what people in Wisconsin will reject in November.”
MADISON —Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the May jobs report. In that report, the Bureau announced that 431,000 jobs were created last month, including 41,000 private-sector jobs. As a result of that job creation, the unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent. As those numbers illustrate, national job growth is now a continuing trend, stemming in large part from bold Administration actions including the Recovery Act, tax credits for working Americans, extended unemployment benefits, and hiring incentives. Those actions are putting money into the pockets of middle-class Americans and fueling economic recovery and job growth. Over the next several weeks and months, President Obama and Democrats in Congress will seek to build on those efforts with additional recovery legislation, including by extending unemployment benefits for several more months, providing critical assistance to states, and expanding job-creating tax credits.
MADISON — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate congratulated the taxpayers of Ashland County, who today learned they would no longer have to finance diva District Attorney Sean Duffy's extremist run for Congress. Duffy today announced today that, like his political patron Sarah Palin, he would run away from his job mid-stream to pursue his personal ambitions.
FACT CHECK: Scott Walker's New Ad Ignores His Failure to Deliver the Pension Reform He Promised (6/2/10)
MADISON — A new web ad released today by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin checks the facts on Scott Walker’s latest campaign commercial, which cynically praises his so-called pension reform while ignoring his own dismal record of failure to make good on the promises he made to taxpayers and voters.