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Monday, September 21, 2015

 5:43 PM 

Walker announcement prompts sharp reaction

Gov. Scott Walker's announcement that he's dropping out of the presidential race prompted sharply different responses from across the political spectrum.

State GOP Chair Brad Courtney, a longtime Walker confidante, said, "Scott, you are still America's governor."

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, was critical of the guv during the budget process for his stance on raising additional revenues for the transportation fund. But he said it was "unfortunate that the bluster of candidates overshadowed his substance."

“The nation’s loss is truly Wisconsin’s gain,” Vos said.

Dems, meanwhile, saw his decision to drop out as a repudiation of Walker's policies.

“The lack of support for Gov. Walker’s presidential campaign is a clear rejection of ‘divide and conquer’ politics and a sign that hardworking families want leaders who are willing to work together toward a brighter future," said Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse.

Said Americans United, "As he limps out of the race at zero percent in the national polls, Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters."


See more reaction in the WisPolitics.com press release section.
 
 -- By Staff

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