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Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Walker downplays Adelson meeting

Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday downplayed his meeting with casino magnate and mega donor Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Walker said he wasn't there solely to meet with Adelson, who is being courted by a number of GOP presidential hopefuls. The guv said they spoke about the presidential race, but Walker did not ask Adelson for his endorsement or support, and Adelson did not offer any encouragement on a possible bid.

Adelson donated $250,000 to Walker during the 2012 recall election and gave him another $10,000 for his 2014 re-election campaign. Adelson also donated $650,000 to the state GOP in October the same day the party made an in-kind contribution of $450,011 to Walker's campaign.

"He helped me out quite a bit in the recall and then helped the party out quite a bit this last time," Walker said. "It was just paying him a visit to thank him for his support."

Walker spoke to reporters at the executive residence after giving a tour to children from the Dane County Boys and Girls Club. During the same Q&A, Walker shrugged off the national attention a decade-old letter is getting after the then-Milwaukee County exec signed it "Thank you again and Molotov" rather than "mazel tov."

The liberal One Wisconsin Now turned up the letter in the August release of records from John Doe I. It was a response to Milwaukee attorney Franklyn Gimbel, who had asked Walker to display a menorah in the courthouse.

Walker said he didn't remember details of the letter, which he said was likely a decade old. He said it was likely just a typo.

"I figured nationally my thumb has healed up and my bald spot is boring now, so they're going to talk about things like that," the guv said.

Listen to the Q&A

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