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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Thursday, 21 July 2016 08:27

scott-walker-at-rncMADISON - The build up to Scott Walker's speech could not have been more overshadowed by his own undoing. 

Before the convention even began, Scott Walker couldn't be found by his fellow Wisconsinites because he who was too busy schmoozing the Iowa delegation trying to re-live his failed presidential bid and couldn't be bothered. This set the stage for what we already know: Scott Walker has no interest in representing and working with the people of Wisconsin, even those in his own party, and is so dead set on running for president again in 2020 he forgot he was at the convention to help unite his party, not build upon his own ambitions.

Things only got worse-- former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson openly questioned if Walker had any reason to run again in 2018, as his approval numbers have dropped to a measly 38%.

Finally, when Scott Walker got the moment he had been eagerly anticipating-- to be in the lime light again for a few minutes to praise Donald Trump--, his speech fell totally flat. While Walker may have forgotten his muddled support of the Donald, people in the room did not. Walker previously swore to support the nominee, then backtracked and wouldn't commit to Trump, and when he finally did, it was as tepid an endorsement as they come.

Sean Duffy's Support Of GOP Ticket Underscores His Own Anti-Women Record PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:07

sean_duffyMADISON - There were few happier than Sean Duffy when it was announced Governor Mike Pence, who has crusaded against proper health and reproductive care for women, would be the Republican Party's nominee for Vice-President. Like Pence, Duffy's record on supporting women's health and reproductive rights is abysmal, and his extreme views have been detrimental for the well-being of women across Wisconsin and our country.

On top of voting to defund the ACA dozens of times, which would take away health care from millions of women, Duffy voted to defund Planned Parenthood, wants doctors to be criminally charged for failed abortions.

It's not just Mike Pence that Duffy aligns so closely with when it comes to endangering women's health, Duffy stand with Trumps dangerous, anti-women record as well. When Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump stated a woman should be punished for receiving an abortion, Duffy stood silent, with only his extreme record to do the talking.

"Sean Duffy has stood in complete opposition of quality and accessible health and reproductive care for women," Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby said on Monday. "Rep. Duffy constantly cries out about the evils of government until it has to do with women's health care and their right to choose, then he thinks government can't be big enough and should dictate a woman's course of action. His extreme record is detrimental for women in Wisconsin and across this country."

Sean Duffy Voted For Protecting His Own Pay, Against Soldiers' Pay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Monday, 18 July 2016 14:05

iraq-warSean Duffy's talk about supporting our men and women in the military is cheap. He would rather shut down government than pay the vets.

MADISON - At tonight's Republican National Convention, you can expect Rep. Sean Duffy to talk about supporting our men and women in the military. However, his record shows anything but.

duffy-stallingRep. Duffy voted against legislation that would ensure soldiers receive their more than deserved pay in the event in a government shutdown. But just one year earlier, Duffy voted against legislation that would cut his own pay under the same circumstances.

"It is shameful that Sean Duffy would vote to protect his own salary but not those of the brave men and women in uniform who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country," Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby said on Tuesday. "Right wing, tea-party extremists like Sean Duffy are willing to shut down the government and refuse American soldiers their paycheck, while complaining that he does not get paid enough as a congressman."

Duffy previously stated that his $170,000 salary, which is nearly six times larger than what the average Wisconsinite takes home, isn't enough money for him. While Sean Duffy may think he and his tea-party extremist pals are entitled to a paycheck when they shut down the government, he also thinks those brave men and women who put their lives on the line are not entitled to the same treatment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 14:30
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