Contact: Alec Zimmerman
(608) 257-4765

Madison, Wisconsin—The author of what would have been the largest tax increase in Wisconsin history has made clear her intentions to mount a run for governor, according to a report by the Associated Press and other statewide media.  Tax-and-spend liberal State Senator Kathleen Vinehout recently filed the paperwork to form a committee for a statewide run.  While Governor Walker has returned power to hard-working Wisconsin taxpayers, Kathleen Vinehout wants to empower big government special interests.

“While Gov. Scott Walker has fought to return authority back to the Wisconsin taxpayers, tax-and-spend liberal Kathleen Vinehout wants to take us backward – to the days when she authored the largest tax increase in state history, and fled to Illinois to protect the big government special interests,” said Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is a Tax-and-Spend Liberal
  • In 2008, Vinehout authored the largest tax increase in Wisconsin history
  • Her “Healthy Wisconsin” plan would have cost state taxpayers over $15 billion in its first year alone.
  • Had the plan passed, the impact on Wisconsin’s budget and economy would have been disastrous, affecting the state’s economic structure for decades to come.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is launching a digital ad campaign today targeting Vinehout’s record as a tax-and-spend liberal.  See more at
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