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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Says Don’t Give Children Presents, Give Money to His Campaign

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) sent an email to his supporters last week, urging them not to buy Christmas presents for their children, but rather donate money to his reelection campaign instead.

According to DailyKos.com, the email reads in part, "Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday, stay in and give your children the gift that will keep giving... Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of... This Black Friday, donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker win reelection so he can continue to move Wisconsin forward."

Part of that "moving forward" is Wisconsin's poor record in job creation.

According to The New York Times:

Three years into Mr. Walker’s term, Wisconsin lags behind Minnesota in job creation and economic growth. As a candidate, Mr. Walker promised to produce 250,000 private-sector jobs in his first term, but a year before the next election that number is less than 90,000. Wisconsin ranks 34th for job growth. Mr. Walker’s defenders blame the higher spending and taxes of his Democratic predecessor for these disappointments, but according to Forbes’s annual list of best states for business, Wisconsin continues to rank in the bottom half.

Sources: The New York Times, DailyKos.com, PolitiFact.com, JSOnline.com, Forbes

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