MADISON — Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on Scott Walker's latest desperate attack:

"Scott Walker's latest attack is nothing more than a bunch of hot air trying to distract voters from his reckless decision to flee Milwaukee and campaign across the state for himself in the midst of a historic, 700-year storm that caused millions of dollars in damage and threatened public safety. No amount of blame will change the fact that Scott Walker fled his county when it needed him the most."