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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

 10:13 AM 

Walker renews vow to stop high-speed rail line

Scott Walker vowed this morning to find a way to stop a planned high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee despite new spending commitments quietly reached over the weekend to spend the $810 million on the line.

Walker said Gov. Jim Doyle's moves to sign contracts in an attempt to lock in the contracts on the project ahead of a new administration "verges on the edge of being corrupt."

He called it an example of a raw political power move and said he believes he can still stop the project as he has pledged repeatedly on the campaign trail. He pointed out there was a legally binding contract when he arrived as county executive to put a three-story sculpture of a blue shirt on a parking garage at Mitchell International Airport, but he successfully beat that back.

"We're going to use every legal means possible, working with the new congressional delegation, work with the majorities in the Assembly and the Senate to protect taxpayer dollars when it comes to the train," Walker said.

Walker hit the Crema Cafe on Madison's far east side this morning, talking to a few customers who were inside. He emerged from the shop with a mangolicious, a smoothie that includes mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and apple juice.

"Sometimes one last impression, one last visit can make a difference," Walker said of his stops around the state today.

Walker, who turned 43 today, said he had no special plans for his birthday, though, "I'm holding a really big party this year."

Walker said if he wins, he will not hold both the guv's office and his seat as county executive. But he would not make up his mind about when to resign his county executive's post until after the election. According to state officials, Walker would have to resign by Dec. 28 to allow a special election to replace him to coincide with the normal spring election next year.

-- By JR Ross

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