In what Wisconsin Republican Governor apparently thought was a scathing critique, he accused his Democratic opponent Tony Evers of being supported by unions.
MADISON – GOP Gov. Scott Walker accused his opponent Wednesday of being “bought and paid for by the unions” and decried spending by outside groups, even though Walker has gotten more than $40 million in help from such groups over the years.
A day after the Marquette University Law School poll showed Walker was down 5 points in his re-election bid, Walker took to Twitter to go after Democrat Tony Evers for the help he’s gotten from unions in his successful runs for state schools superintendent.
“When union-affiliated special interests spent twice as much on his campaigns as he did, it makes you wonder if Tony Evers is bought and paid for by the unions,” Walker wrote in one tweet.
This statement by Scott Walker is quite telling. Unions represent workers. So, Scott Walker apparently thinks it is a horrible thing if a politician is being supported by workers. Makes one wonder what Scott Walker really thinks about workers, doesn’t it?
Not only does this statement show Scott Walker’s true disdain toward workers, it also reeks of unbelievable hypocrisy. Scott Walker has long been supported by out-of-state billionaires, and that out-of-state billionaire support is still ongoing.
Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin (AFP), an arm of the network funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch, is launching an ad campaign in support of Governor Scott Walker ahead of the midterm elections in November.
AFP will spend $1.8 million on TV, cable and digital advertising, it announced Tuesday, with a push for Republican Walker’s education credentials.
If you are a resident of Wisconsin, be aware that the current Governor Scott Walker is making it quite clear who he values. If you are a billionaire, he is on your side and welcomes your financial support. If you work for a living, he views you as a “special interest” that shouldn’t be sticking your nose in his race for Governor. Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise. Besides whining about workers’ political activities during elections, Scott Walker has also governed with an anti-worker agenda, passing legislation to take bargaining rights away from schoolteachers and passing legislation to make Wisconsin a “right-to-work” state so that unions could be destroyed.