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Politifact Confirms Records Show Nicholson Voted For Clinton Or Obama PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:10

kevin-nicholsonNicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary and he should admit it rather than lie say Democrats.


MADISON - As has been reported and quickly contradicted by former College Democrats of America Chair and recently turned Republican for U.S. Senate, Kevin Nicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary. Today, Politifact Wisconsin dug into Nicholson's claim and noted "what records are available indicate that Nicholson did not cast a 'no preference' vote in 2008 as he says he did."

"Kevin Nicholson is a slick politician who will say anything to get elected," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokeswoman Gillian Drummond. "Nicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary and he should admit it rather than lie to appease his billionaire backer. The people of Wisconsin cannot trust this out-of-state billionaire's puppet to do anything but allow Dick Uihlein to pull all his strings."

 
Milwaukee Legislator Applauds Sheriff Clarke's Resignation PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jordan Krieger   
Friday, 01 September 2017 08:34

david-clarke-saluteSen. Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) congratulates Clarke for leaving, says Milwaukee will be better off.


lena-taylorMADISON – Without explanation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tendered his resignation yesterday. This follows news from June that he failed to secure a position at the US Department of Homeland Security. Following the announcement, Sen. Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) offered the following statement;

“This is truly a good Thursday. I want to thank Sheriff Clarke for his decision to step down. After years of abuse at his hands, the people of Milwaukee can sleep soundly tonight.”

 
Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Nathan Henry   
Monday, 28 August 2017 16:37

trump-walkerFirst ad of Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau.


MADISON - Tony Evers’ campaign for governor today released the first ad to hit the airwaves of the gubernatorial campaign targeting Governor Scott Walker and President Donald Trump’s bad Foxconn deal. The radio ad will air in the Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Wausau media markets.

In the ad entitled, “Foxconned,” Evers takes aim at the massive $3 billion giveaway to a foreign corporation for a project that won’t break even for 25-years. Evers condemns the deal’s failure to require that new jobs go to Wisconsin residents and that building contracts go to Wisconsin contractors. He closes by criticizing the exemption of Foxconn from environmental protections.

tony_eversIn the ad Evers says, “Did you know the Trump-Walker deal will take Wisconsin taxpayers twenty-five years just to break even? That means a kid born today could graduate college by the time we might see a nickel on the return for our investment.” Evers later remarks, “Sounds good for Foxconn… but what about the rest of us? Think if we invested that money in our schools instead.”

Evers concludes the spot stating, "I’m running for governor because we need a new approach that will grow the economy for the middle class and invest in Wisconsin workers and our future."

Listen to the radio ad titled, “Foxconned,” at the link below:
https://youtu.be/h5jTKwzvvd0


FURTHER BACKGROUND
In his gubernatorial announcement speech last week, Evers criticized the awful Trump-Walker Foxconn deal by comparing it to the favorable deal the City of Verona made with Epic Systems to create jobs in Wisconsin. Evers said in his remarks, "Take a look at Epic in Verona. They invested in Wisconsin because we already had a talented workforce. And they did this all with $9 million dollars of city of Verona investment - not $3 billion like Foxconn. Epic has created almost 10,000 jobs. It’s on a campus almost entirely off-the-grid in terms of its use of utilities…There is a huge difference between this strategic investment and the awful deal Scott Walker and Donald Trump cut with Foxconn."

Evers went on to say that, as Governor, he would re-negotiate the Foxconn deal to require the company to pay its employees a living wage of at least $15 an hour in exchange for the state support it will receive in taxpayer funds.

FULL AD SCRIPT:
Have you heard the saying, if it’s too good to be true… it probably is? Well, the Donald Trump-Scott Walker three-billion-dollar deal for Foxconn might sound good…until you look at the fine print. For starters, did you know the Trump-Walker deal will take Wisconsin taxpayers twenty-five years just to break even? That means a kid born today could graduate college by the time we might see a nickel on the return for our investment.

But worse, those promised Foxconn jobs aren’t even required to be jobs for Wisconsin residents. The contractors that build the facilities aren’t required to be Wisconsin contractors. And the deal would exempt Foxconn from critical environmental protections.

Sounds good for Foxconn… but what about the rest of us? Think if we invested that money in our schools instead. I’m Tony Evers.

I’m running for governor because we need a new approach that will grow the economy for the middle class and invest in Wisconsin workers…and our future.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 17:02
 
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