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ICYMI: Another Claim by the Left Rated FALSE by PolitiFact Wisconsin

Oct 30, 2014 11:29:17 AM

Madison -- On Wednesday, PolitiFact Wisconsin rated yet another claim made by Governor Scott Walker’s opponents as “False.”  The Big Government Union-backed Greater Wisconsin Committee said Governor Walker opposed a plan for refinancing student loans but admitted it didn’t have proof to support its claim.

From PolitiFact Wisconsin:

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First Lady Tonette Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Promote Women in Business on Bus Tour

Oct 28, 2014 9:55:00 AM

Madison – First Lady Tonette Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will travel across Wisconsin today promoting women in business as part of the 10-day “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback” bus tour.

The bus will make stops at women-owned businesses in Grafton, Sheboygan Falls, Hobart, Appleton, and Germantown sharing Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch’s first term accomplishments and the Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback plan for a second term with voters.

“As demonstrated by the success of these great women-owned Wisconsin businesses, our state is moving in the right direction,” said First Lady Tonette Walker. “We’ve been traveling across the state since Saturday on our bus tour talking with voters about the Wisconsin Comeback, and we’re excited to promote these women-owned businesses and share in their success.”

“Our economy is improving and unemployment has dropped to the lowest it’s been since 2008," said Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. “In a second term, we plan to build on our accomplishments and help these great businesses grow right here in Wisconsin.”

First Lady Tonette Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are joined on Tuesday’s Bus Tour by several prominent women in politics and elected officials, including: Senator Mary Lazich, Senator Leah Vukmir, Assembly Majority Leader Pat Strachota, Representative Amy Loudenbeck, Representative Jessie Rodriguez, Republican National Committeewoman Mary Buestrin, and Senator Ron Johnson’s wife Jane.

Wisconsin is on a Comeback:

  • Wisconsin’s economy is getting stronger – more than 8,400 private sector jobs were created in September – the best September we’ve had in more than a decade.
  • Wisconsin is fourth in the Midwest for private sector job growth over the year.
  • More than 110,000 new private sector jobs and nearly 25,000 new businesses have been created over the last four years.
  • Wisconsin is 5th in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs since Governor Walker took office.
  • Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was 7.8% when Gov. Walker took office. Today, it is down to 5.5%.  The lowest since 2008.
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Walker Campaign Releases New Web Ad: “More Opportunities to Succeed”

Oct 27, 2014 2:25:31 PM

Madison -- “More Opportunities to Succeed” is a new web ad released today by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign.  The 30-second spot features Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

View the web ad: http://goo.gl/GlarAa

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Walker Campaign Raises $10.3 Million in Less Than Three Months

Oct 27, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Madison --  Governor Scott Walker’s campaign will submit its Fall Pre-Election finance report today showing it raised $10.3 million in just under three months from a total of more than 67,000 contributions.  More than 70 percent of contributions received were $75 or less.  The Walker Campaign will also report nearly $3 million on hand with little more than one week until Election Day.

“Our campaign is well-positioned for a strong finish thanks to the massive grassroots network supporting Governor Walker,” Campaign Manager Stephan Thompson said.  “More than 70 percent of the contributions we received were $75 or less showing our campaign continues to be overwhelmingly fueled by small dollar donors.”

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ICYMI: Gannett Central Wisconsin Media Editorial Board Endorses Governor Scott Walker for a Second Term

Oct 27, 2014 6:08:00 AM

Madison – On Sunday, the Gannett Central Wisconsin Media Editorial Board endorsed Governor Scott Walker for a second term.

The editorial board cited their confidence that Governor Walker has moved Wisconsin in the right direction and demonstrated “clear forward progress” in his first term. The Board called the state’s growing economy and lower unemployment a “fundamental fact,” and lauded the Governor’s investments in workforce development. 

From Gannett Central Wisconsin:

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Governor Scott Walker to Begin 10-Day “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback” Bus Tour in Campaign’s Final Days

Oct 24, 2014 4:02:00 PM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will begin his 10-day “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback” Bus Tour across Wisconsin tomorrow from the Republican Party of Milwaukee County’s headquarters in West Allis.  Governor Walker will criss-cross the state in the final days of the campaign meeting with voters and sharing his plan for a second term which includes: helping people keep more of their paychecks, helping people learn more to earn more through worker training, and helping move people from government dependence to true independence through work.

“Four years ago, Wisconsin was in rough shape after losing 133,000 jobs and 27,000 businesses,” Governor Scott Walker said.  “Now four years on, thanks to our reforms and common sense approach, Wisconsin is on a comeback and we are heading in the right direction with more than 110,000 new jobs and the lowest unemployment rate since 2008.  I’m excited to cover the state in the next 10 days and share this great story with voters.”

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Governor Scott Walker Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Green Bay, Highlights Manufacturing Growth in Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2014 2:54:00 PM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new CNC Machining Lab at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College today. The lab was expanded to provide students with more than 9,000 square-feet of learning space equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in the manufacturing industry.

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Governor Scott Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Growing Economy During Visit to Prent Corporation in Janesville

Oct 23, 2014 3:59:19 PM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker visited Prent Corporation in Janesville today to tour the company and learn about its growing operations. Prent Corporation is a Wisconsin-based designer and producer of custom packaging used in the medical device industry.

“Prent Corporation is an outstanding member of Wisconsin’s growing manufacturing industry. 30,000 new manufacturing jobs have been created since we took office in 2011,” Governor Walker said. “Our record stands in stark contrast to my opponent’s record.  During Burke’s time as Commerce secretary under the Doyle administration, Wisconsin actually lost manufacturing jobs.”

Since its founding in 1967, Prent Corporation has grown from just 15 employees working out of a 10,000 square foot silo facility, to an 18-acre campus with over 500 employees. Through the “Prent is Paying it Forward” scholarship program, Prent Corporation is pro-actively building a stronger workforce for Wisconsin through creating highly trained manufacturing employees.

Moving Wisconsin Forward With Governor Scott Walker:

  • According to monthly estimates, Wisconsin created over 30,000 manufacturing jobs since Governor Walker took office. This ranks Wisconsin 5th in the US (BLS CES).
  • In the first three years under Governor Walker, manufacturing employment grew at 4.9%, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.2%. (BLS, QCEW, 2011, 2012, and 2013).
  • Governor Walker has invested over $100 million of new funding into developing our workforce. This includes additional funding for K-12 education, technical colleges and higher education, investments to expand apprenticeship and grants for training new and existing workers. (2013 Acts 9, 20, & 139)
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Milwaukee’s First Responders Endorse Governor Scott Walker for Re-Election

Oct 22, 2014 8:51:00 AM

Milwaukee -- The Milwaukee Police Association, Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization, and Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association formally announced their endorsement of Governor Scott Walker’s re-election today.  The organizations highlighted the governor’s strong commitment to public safety in Wisconsin. 

“Our police force and firefighters are critical to the safety of Milwaukee and its citizens,” Governor Walker said. “My administration is committed to ensuring these professionals have the resources and information they need to serve and protect our communities. In a second term as Governor, we will continue our commitment to the brave men and women of our public safety community.”

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Walker Campaign Releases New TV Ads: “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback”

Oct 22, 2014 6:27:00 AM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker’s campaign released two new statewide television advertisements today titled “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback.”  The 60- and 30-second spots focus on Wisconsin’s economic and fiscal comeback since Governor Walker took office.

“Wisconsin created 8,400 private sector jobs last month, the best September we’ve had in more than a decade,” Press Secretary Alleigh Marré said.  “Wisconsin is on a comeback and our state is heading in the right direction under Governor Walker’s leadership.  We can’t afford to undo the progress we’ve made and go back to the days of billion-dollar budget deficits and record job losses with Mary Burke.”

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