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Vukmir "Proud" Of Advancing ALEC's Agenda PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Monday, 24 September 2018 16:00

leah-vukmirIn a new interview, Vukmir says she proudly worked for ALEC at the expense of Wisconsin working families.

MADISON - In a new interview, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir responded to a HuffPost report that she on at least 24 occasions championed legislation inspired by model bills drafted by the corporate special interest group ALEC, telling Capitol City Sunday's Emilee Fannon that she is "proud" of her work to advance the agenda set forth by ALEC's corporate members.

"I'm proud to have been a part of [ALEC] -- I was a national chairman."

In exchange for Vukmir's work for ALEC, Vukmir collected nearly $40,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members -- a brazen quid pro quo that benefited Vukmir and her corporate backers at the expense of Wisconsin families.

Also this weekend, Vukmir again recommitted to repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting federal protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, if she's elected, saying, "I will use my background as a nurse to once and for all replace Obamacare." 2.4 million Wisconsinites have pre-existing conditions. 

WATCH Vukmir defend her record of working for ALEC here.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 16:09
New Video "Every Part of It" Highlights Walker's Long History of Attacking Health Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Alex Japko   
Monday, 24 September 2018 15:24

affordablecareactToday Marks One Week Since Tony Evers Called on Walker to Pull Out of ACA Lawsuit.

scott-walker-oklaMADISON - Today marks one week since Tony Evers called on Scott Walker to pull Wisconsin out of the federal lawsuit to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and its protections for the estimated 2.4 million Wisconsinites with a pre-existing condition. To mark Walker’s silence, DPW launched a new web video titled “Every Part of It” that details Scott Walker’s long record of undermining health care in Wisconsin and threatening protections for pre-existing conditions.

Watch it here or below.

Walker’s refusal to accept Evers’ challenge shouldn’t surprise anyone who has paid attention to Walker’s health care record over the last eight years. He called the ACA - the law presently protecting Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions - a “disaster” that should be repealed “lock, stock, and barrel.” During his short-lived presidential bid, he promised to repeal the ACA on day one.   

When Republicans tried to push through Graham-Cassidy last year, a law that would have undermined pre-existing conditions protections, Scott Walker called it “awesome” and a “winner all the way around.” He even floated letting insurers hike premiums for people with preexisting conditions if federal law was changed to allow it.

“Scott Walker has had a week now to show Wisconsin he’s serious about protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and all we’ve heard is crickets,” said DPW spokesperson Alex Japko. “His record is clear: Wisconsin can’t trust Scott Walker to protect health care for people with pre-existing conditions.”

Tony Leads on Health Care & Education PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Evers Press   
Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:39

tony-eversEvers builds momentum as Walker sinks in polls.

MADISON, WI - Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers continued to build strong momentum this week for his campaign while incumbent Governor Scott Walker shirked from a challenge and desperately tried to distract from his underwhelming poll numbers. Across the board, Evers pressed ahead with a positive agenda for Wisconsin while Walker refused to answer basic questions about the issues.

Let’s go through the week:

Evers’ Health Care Challenge: Kicking off the week, Evers challenged Walker to back up his words with action and drop Wisconsin from a reckless lawsuit that would eliminate pre-existing conditions protections -- the same protections Walker claims he supports. But even as experts point out that Walker’s “alternatives” would provide weaker protections, Walker himself continues to dodge the question about how to cover all 2.4 million Wisconsinites with a pre-existing condition. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:

scott-walkerWalker has not said what steps would be taken to ensure they would have coverage.

Even on the third anniversary of Walker’s failed presidential campaign which he ended for reasons of "leadership,” Walker refused to show real leadership by ignoring Tony's challenge to pull out of this dangerous lawsuit.

Evers Puts Students First: While Walker was ducking questions, Evers promoted his plan for a historic $1.4 billion increase in the education budget:

"The pendulum is swinging back to a time when we value an investment in our kids’ futures and we demand our leaders do the same...We know there’s a better way. We know it’s time for a change. And change, folks, is in the air."

Instead of cutting schools by $800 million like Walker, Evers thinks it’s time to invest in our students and put them first.

Evers Takes the Lead: In a sign of growing Tony-mentum, a new Marquette University Law School poll came out on Tuesday showing Evers with a 5 point lead over Walker, with Walker posting his worst showing ever in a Marquette poll.

The news just got worse for Walker. The poll also showed Evers with a net favorability rating of 11 points, while Scott Walker was viewed unfavorably by a majority of voters with a 7 point unfavorability gap.

Walk Away Walker Woes: Of course, Walker’s ongoing problem of convincing voters he runs a competent administration continues to be damaged . . . by former officials who served in his administration.

As a report on Wednesday put it:

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration.

Even in his own administration, folks are ready to walk away from Walker’s failed leadership.

Bottom line: From health care to education, it’s clear that Tony Evers continues to build momentum in this race, while Scott Walker has seen negative headline after negative headline as his campaign continues to stumble.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 13:19
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