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What did Scott Walker do this week? (05/24/14)

What did Scott Walker do this week?

Republican Gov. Scott Walker addresses supporters at his election night rally at the Waukesha County Exposition Center. Walker, only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall election and the first to win, beat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by a larger margin than he did in the 2010 gubernatorial election.
June 5, 2012 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker addresses supporters at his election night rally at the Waukesha County Exposition Center. Walker, only the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall election and the first to win, beat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by a larger margin than he did in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This week's entry is significant because it contains critical informaton the mainstream media won't share with you.

OK, Governor Walker supporters. I’m sure you heard the news that a new Marquette poll was taken showing a dead heat between the governor and his likely opponent, Mary Burke. Even a conservative blog I check often carried the headline that Scott Walker was in trouble.

Did the news make you nervous? Worried? Upset?

My husband likes to quote an old political phrase that “The devil in the details.” If you only read headlines or the first few lines of a story or only hear brief radio or TV stories you miss some of those details, details some media outlets don’t want you to know. offers the following about the difference in polling two months ago when Walker had a decent lead and this week in their story with the grim headline I mentioned:

The Sample: The D/R/I sample breakdown two months ago was 27/25/44; this week’s offering was 32/24/41. In other words, many more self-described Democrats participated in this survey than the last one. Is this why the race is a now a dead heat? Meanwhile, exit polls show that in 2010 when Walker first won state-wide office the D/R/I split in Wisconsin was 37/36/27. This suggests, perhaps, that if Walker can turn out the GOP base in 2014 as he did in 2010, he’ll likely win re-election.

You won’t see this analysis in the daily papers. The WI Reporter writes, “Do latest poll numbers suggest a recall-style rout for Walker?”

But mine down the latest poll numbers and there could be greater cause for concern for Burke, a Madison school board member, former Trek Bicycle executive and Commerce secretary in Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration.

The Marquette poll finds Walker beats Burke 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters — those who say they are absolutely certain to vote in November, although the lead still is within the margin of error. Ask those who say they definitely will vote in the election and are excited about voting, and Walker’s lead edges up to 5 percentage points, 50 percent to 45 percent.

Those numbers could be reminiscent of Wisconsin’s 2012 recall election, in which Walker knocked off his opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by 7 percentage points, buoyed by massive turnout in Republican strongholds. The surge, experts said, was pent-up energy from Republican voters — and recall haters — forced to sit back and take the media-drenched spotlight on an unprecedented recall campaign led by Democrats and Big Labor.

And then there's this: Scott Walker’s opponent surges (among people who probably won’t vote)

So don’t lose that fervor you showed during the recall. Continue to demonstrate that strong loyal support. Get out and work for another re-election. We’ve got a long way to go!

Another item you won't see in the mainstream media. In less than 4 years in office, Governor Walker has attended over 1,000 meetings all across Wisconsin.

Now, about the Governor's pledge of 250,000 jobs. Another report came out this week stating it would be impossible to meet that goal. It was as if we should all do cartwheels because less people will find employment than what was hoped for. That’s warped logic I don't understand.

Again, what you won't see in the mainstream media, again from the WI Reporter:

What the Democrats, of course, never mention, and the usual news suspects generally bury, is that Wisconsin’s economy at large has come a long way in a very short time — following what the Obama administration is fond of describing as the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.

And while jobs — and the jobs numbers on Walker’s watch — will be the big issue in the Republican governor’s re-election bid, one economic expert says measuring an economy on job creation alone, particularly in this unprecedented recovery, is a fool’s errand.

There's a lot more. I encourage you read "Left think: Walker’s job pledge bad, Obama job pledge good."

What else?

Ultra-liberal Senator Tammy Baldwin
asked Governor Walker to “publically release the results of his plan to remove 62,776 Wisconsinites from BadgerCare and move them seamlessly to coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace.” Walker quickly responded:

“Today, a net of nearly 19,000 more people have access to health care through Medicaid than did prior to this year. As part of our plan for the state, everyone living in poverty now has access to health care through Medicaid.

“Under my predecessor Governor Jim Doyle, there was actually a waiting list for access to health care for many people living in poverty. Now, the list is gone. And nearly 82,000 people living in poverty now have health care through Medicaid because of our reforms.”


Governor Walker attended a groundbreaking for Kenall Manufacturing in Kenosha that outgrew its facility in Gurnee, Illinois. More than 600 jobs will come to Kenosha from Illinois.

InSinkErator is increasing its manufacturing operations in southeastern Wisconsin by opening a new facility in Kenosha and upgrading its existing one in Racine—a project expected to create 165 new jobs and retain nearly 1,000 existing positions.

Governor Walker traveled to Crescent Printing Company for a ceremonial bill signing of Act 328, which expands eligibility for Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants.  Under the new law, businesses with up to 250 employees are eligible, up from 100 employees.  The grants are available through worker training partnerships with Wisconsin Technical Colleges.

We'll have more next Saturday.


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