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“It’s Time for Change”
Today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell released the following statement on Governor Walker’s State of the State address:
“It’s time for a change in Madison. After eight long years of Scott Walker—eight long years when he has worked to divide and conquer the people of Wisconsin, we are going to turn the page on his failed leadership.
“I’m running for governor because we need to get all hands working in this state and build a better future for generations to come. That’s why, unlike Governor Walker, I will work every day to lift up working people by creating better-paying jobs. I will prioritize our greatest commodity – our children – by reinvesting in our schools and making sure our young people have good job opportunities to stay in Wisconsin. And I will make sure that no one in our state is just one illness away from bankruptcy by doing what Walker has refused to do—expanding Medicaid and supporting affordable health care for every Wisconsinite.
“Wisconsinites need a governor who puts their interests—not those of big, foreign corporations and personal political aspirations—first. We face a lot of challenges after eight years of Governor Walker, but I’m ready to bring the new leadership we need to address them.”