Gov. Walker kicks off re-election campaign with several rallies

Published 04/15 2014 12:34PM

Updated 04/15 2014 10:31PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)--Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin, kicked off his re-election campaign in Dane Tuesday morning touting his record over the last four years.

“Four years ago, Wisconsin was in bad shape and it seemed like our best days were behind us.  Taxpayers were strapped with a $3.6 billion deficit after years of double-digit tax increases and runaway government spending, and more than 130,000 Wisconsinites lost their jobs and some 27,000 businesses turned out their lights," Walker said in front dozens of supporters early Tuesday morning.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch also announced she's running for re-election.

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman, Brad Courtney said, "We’ve come a long way, but we still have so much more to do. I’m confident the voters of the Badger State will choose to move forward once again with Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in November.”

This is Walker’s third election.

He’s being challenged by Democrat and Former Trek Bicycle Executive Mary Burke.

Walker made no mention of his challenger during his first rally. 

“We have hope for the future.  This is a new beginning for our state.  Wisconsin is back on, and our best days are ahead of us,” Walker said.

He will be making several appearances throughout the state today including Green Bay later this afternoon before completing his kick off celebrations in Milwaukee. 



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