G O P Stands Up For Gov.; Barrett Talks Of Walker's "divide And Conquer'"
WISCONSINREPORT.COM (05/11/2012) - Green Bay is the site of the Wisconsin Republican Party Convention this weekend, and the attention to keeping Governor Scott Walker in office is uppermost in the minds of party members. Meanwhile, Democrats and their candidate in the Walker Recall, Tom Barrett, are claiming Walker is not being honest with Wisconsin residents.
"Heading into the final 4 weeks before the general election, enthusiasm in our Victory Centers is building as thousands of volunteers throughout the state have surpassed the important threshold of making more than 2 million voter contact calls since January," said Republican Party of Wisconsin Political Director Tom Dickens.
"This important milestone surpasses the total number of voter contact calls made by Republican volunteers in the 2010 election cycle, when Republicans saw historic electoral gains and record turnout," Dickens continued.
"With hundreds of new volunteers joining our grassroots campaign each week, the momentum on our side is building rapidly and our volunteers are energized to give their time and talents in support of Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch," Dickens pointed out.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Democratic Party claims "a video just released shows Scott Walker vowing to a billionaire benefactor that he would employ a secret 'divide-and-conquer' strategy to deceive the public and accrue power to himself".
Walker was filmed for a documentary entitled, "As Goes Janesville." In it, he is seen talking to Diane Hendricks, a billionaire who has given him $510,000, promising he would institute "Right-to-Work-For-Less" laws that would kill private sector unions, after he destroyed the bargaining rights of public-sector unions.
Walker has made public statements claiming that he was not supportive of "Right-to-Work-For-Less" legislation, and also claimed that his attack on collective bargaining for public employees was not about power grabs.
Tom Barrett issued the following statement on Scott Walker's 'divide and conquer' approach to governing caught on camera in a conversation with a billionaire donor who, Barrett says, gave Walker $500,000 in campaign contributions. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the Democrat's candidate to replace Governor Walker in the upcoming June 5th Walker Recall election.
"Scott Walker has plunged our state into political turmoil with his 'divide and conquer' style of governing, and Wisconsin is tired of it," Tom Barrett said.
"More alarming is how Walker says in public what he thinks the people want to hear, but then reveals his true colors to the conservative billionaires bankrolling his campaign," Barrett continued.
"We cannot trust what Scott Walker says, and we can't fix Wisconsin and stop our massive job loss if we keep Scott Walker as governor," Barrett suggested.
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