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Press Release
July 10, 2015

One Wisconsin Now Launches The Scott Walker Files, Documenting the Cronyism, Corruption and Incompetence of Gov. Scott Walker’s 22-Year Career in Politics

‘America, Now You Know’

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now today launched The Scott Walker Files website, OneWisconsinNow.org/ScottWalker/, providing an in-depth look at the cronyism, corruption and incompetence of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 22-year career in public office.

The website features research like a media clip archive, documents of his years in the State Assembly and as Milwaukee County Executive and original reports on topics like his scandal plagued Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the involvement of the right-wing Bradley Foundation, headed by his campaign co-chair, in defending and promoting Walker and his agenda. Also included are original features like “Walker’s World” to highlight what Walker says versus the world as we know it and “Ten Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker.”

“Gov. Walker is politics incarnate, always focused on the next election and willing to do or say anything to win,” commented One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “He’s spent nearly his entire adult life as a politician and we’re putting our extensive documentation of his cronyism, corruption and incompetence on display for everyone to see.”

Ross noted that past has served as prologue throughout Walker’s years in elective office. For example, when Gov. Walker was a candidate for Milwaukee County Executive he was also serving in the State Assembly. Despite having previously supported legislation to allow the carry of hidden firearms, Walker voted against a bill to do just that, because he believed it was what best served his electoral ambitions.

During his 2014 election campaign, Walker indicated he intended to serve a full term; said in a television ad in which he spoke directly to camera that he believed difficult decisions on abortion should be made by women, their doctors and their families; and offered opposition to a wrong for Wisconsin right to work law that would cut an average family’s wages by $5,000 per year. Yet in his election night speech Walker mentioned Washington more than Wisconsin, and when criticized by radical right-wing power brokers he called for new abortion ban legislation and signed the right to work law he previously opposed.

“Check out The Scott Walker Files,” said Ross, concluding, “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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