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Press Release
July 11, 2015

Ten Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker: A Presidential Primary Announcement Primer

Lowlights of the 22-Year Career Politician’s Record of Cronyism, Corruption and Incompetence

MADISON, Wis. — Scott Walker has been running for public office since before he could legally rent a car and on Monday he is set to formally announce he will be running for President of the United States. To help distill the long history of cronyism, corruption and incompetence that have personified Scott Walker’s time on the public stage, One Wisconsin Now has compiled “Ten Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker” as part of its comprehensive Scott Walker Files website.

“Gov. Scott Walker is politics incarnate. He’s spent nearly his entire adult life doing or saying anything to win elections,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “To help America, we’ve distilled his truly appalling record of cronyism, corruption and incompetence into ten lowlights.”

The list features serious policy issues like his disastrous record of cutting K-12 public education by the largest amount in state history, criminal investigations of close aides and associates, and his record as worst governor in America for women. And it also draws attention to some of Walker’s more ridiculous moments, like blaming his male pattern baldness on a kitchen cabinet collision and declaring that achieving the rank of Eagle Scout thirty years ago prepared him to be commander-in-chief of the United States’ armed forces.

Along with the “Ten Things You May Not Know About Scott Walker,” the Scott Walker Files site features research such as a media clip archive and documents related to his years in the State Assembly, as Milwaukee County Executive, and as governor. The site also includes original reports on topics like his scandal-plagued Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the involvement of the right-wing Bradley Foundation, headed by his longtime gubernatorial campaign and newly announced presidential campaign chair, in defending and promoting Walker and his agenda.

Ross concluded, “On the eve of his presidential announcement we’ve picked just a couple examples of Scott Walker’s appalling policy positions and incidents of outright buffoonery from his career. Past has always been prologue with this guy, so 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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