Scott Walker Spends Recklessly on Campaign, Just Like He Does In Milwaukee County (7/20/10)

Jul 19, 2010

Bid For Office Mirrors Dangerous Habits While In Office;

Spends More Than Barrett In Both

MADISON – Numbers released today show that Scott Walker is furiously and foolishly spending on his campaign in much the same way he has distinguished himself as the gubernatorial candidate to have grown government spending the most while in office.

The figures showed that Scott Walker spent about $2 million to raise only $500,000 in the period, a rate of reckless spending that echoes the 35 percent growth in spending he has brought to Milwaukee County, where he raised spending from $1.1 billion to $1.5 billion during his term. Walker spent more than $900,000 than Tom Barrett did during this period.

“Art often imitates life and in this case, the reckless spending increases that Scott Walker has presided over during his disastrous stint as Milwaukee County executive are being mimicked in his free-spending, but faltering, campaign. Just as in real life, he has ended up spending substantially more than Tom Barrett did,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. “At the end of the day, Scott Walker just can’t be trusted with anyone’s money, whether from taxpayers or campaign contributors.”

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