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Press Release
July 13, 2015

Least Surprising Announcement of the Day: Career Politician Governor Scott Walker Running for Office

22-Year Record of Cronyism, Corruption and Incompetence on Display for the Nation

Today career politician Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes formal his run for President. Over twenty-two years in public office, Walker has amassed a staggering record of cronyism, corruption and incompetence. One Wisconsin Now has released a compendium of research, The Scott Walker Files, documenting his long political career and including in-depth reports on the right-wing Bradley Foundation run by his campaign chair and the millionaires and billionaires who’ve funded his political ambitions and additional features like “Ten Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker” and “Walker’s World” documenting the many reality-defying statements of Scott Walker.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“That Gov. Walker is announcing today he is running for another political office is little surprise. He’s politics incarnate – having spent almost his entire adult life doing or saying whatever he needed to win an election.

“While one of the most divisive politicians our state has ever seen touts his willingness to fight to the far right-wing he’s currently courting, the people of Wisconsin are left to live with the fallout from the cronyism, corruption and incompetence of his administration.

“Under Walker, Wisconsin has the fastest shrinking middle class in the nation and lags every other Midwestern state on jobs. Close aides and associates have been convicted on corruption charges, his gubernatorial campaign remains under investigation for alleged illegal coordination with outside groups and the identities of the donors who paid for nearly $500,000 in criminal defense lawyers for Scott Walker remain secret.

“He has eviscerated the rights of workers and voters, undermined women’s health care at every turn, run the state economic development agency like a piggy bank for campaign contributors and is systematically dismantling public education by making the largest cuts to K-12 public schools in state history while expanding a taxpayer funded, unaccountable private school voucher program. And Wisconsin is now in the top ten for percent of students graduating from college with crippling student loan debt.

“America, now you know.”

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One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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