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Monday, July 13, 2015

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Dems rip Walker ahead of presidential announcement

PEWAUKEE -- Dem officials today warned Scott Walker’s record in Wisconsin of a lagging economy and a decimated educational system bodes poorly for what his presidency would look like.

Democratic National Committee Vice-Chair RT Rybak, state Chair Martha Laning and state Rep. Mandela Barnes of Milwaukee blasted Walker hours ahead of his official presidential announcement.

“We want Americans to know just how disastrous he would be as a president,” Laning said. "Wisconsin has seen the largest shrinkage of middle class income in the nation, yet here he is today, announcing his candidacy for president of the United States.”

Barnes warned Walker’s plan for workers was to “work harder and make less money,” citing his support of a measure to allow workers to put in a seven-day week and the repeal of prevailing wage laws for local projects.

“I have first-hand experience in the Legislature with Gov. Scott Walker and let me tell you that Gov. Scott Walker does not care about working people. He does not care about our state’s future,” Barnes said. “Scott Walker cares simply about Scott Walker.”

-- By Kay Nolan

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