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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

 12:01 PM 

Walker, Neumann trade shots over pork barrel spending

With a suddenly hot GOP guv primary only days away, Scott Walker has a second mailer slamming Mark Neumann for acting "like Nancy Pelosi."

The mailers are in addition to a Walker TV ad knocking Neumann for his vote on a 1998 transportation bill while serving in Congress. The charges signal to election observers that the race once thought to be an easy win for Walker now has tightened.

The new Walker mailer calls Neumann a "seasoned politician" who's "using to saying one thing to you, and doing another when in Congress."

On the flip side, it reads "Mark Neumann sounds like a fiscal conservative, but he acts more like Nancy Pelosi."

Neumann said Wednesday he wants Walker to take the TV ad off the air, saying the Milwaukee Co. exec supported the bill at the time.

"He's calling it pork today, but back then he said it saved taxpayers money," said Neumann, referring to a letter to the editor written by Walker.

See more here.

-- By JR Ross

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