GOP Supporters Rally With Walker, Louisiana Governor in Waukesha
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has done more in one year in office than most politicians do in their entire career.
With Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at his side, Gov. Scott Walker Thursday blamed Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for the city's high taxes, poverty, high unemployment and flawed crime statistics.
“I think it is time he focused on fixing Milwaukee, not trying to screw up the rest of the state,” Walker said while rallying Republican supporters in Waukesha.
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Walker, who is opposing Barrett in the June 5 gubernatorial recall election, said 94 percent of employers in the state are happy with the direction it is going and the “overwhelming majority” want to see more jobs in the state.
“But you know what the biggest concern for them is? It is the recalls. It is the recalls,” said Walker, which brought a mix of groans and laughs from the crowd at the Republican Party of Waukesha County headquarters. “And we understand why. We built a positive foundation to move the state forward, but their concern is that if something happens on June 5, we might go backward.”
Jindal said he told Walker during his last election in 2010 that he would be willing to campaign for the Wisconsin governor again.
“I didn’t think I was going to have to come back every single year,” said Jindal, whose name has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Republican Mitt Romney. “He has been a great leader for Wisconsin. He has been a great leader for America. … Scott has done more in his first year here than many people do in an entire career in office.”