On the Road Again: Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Campaigns in Connecticut, Next Stop New York

May 20, 2013

In the first stop of a week of campaign travel, presidential candidate Scott Walker yesterday addressed Connecticut Republicans before heading to New York City to caucus with New York Republicans at a $1000-per-person fundraiser.

According to The Hartford Courant, Walker promoted his “bold reforms” to state government, offered harsh criticisms of President Obama, and noted that “everything’s flipped” since Republicans took control of the state in 2010.

Scott Walker is following yesterday’s Connecticut visit with a $1000-per-person fundraiser today at the exclusive 21 Club in New York City. Today’s campaign stop coincides with a Joint Finance Committee hearing on several contentious policy items in Walker’s budget, including a provision to overhaul the state’s FoodShare program and a proposal to allow for the no-bid sale of state assets, including prisons, highways and university properties.

“I rarely agree with Scott Walker, but he’s right that ‘everything’s flipped’ in Wisconsin since he took office,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. “Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin has flipped from 11th in the nation in job creation down to 44th; from a national leader in investments in our public schools, to the leader in cuts to education; and from a pioneer in healthcare reform to a state that is willing to pay more to insure fewer people, just so Scott Walker can score political points. Instead of hitting the road, again, to campaign for president, Scott Walker should work on flipping our jobs rankings back to where they were when he took office.”