WisDems: Blasts Scott Walker for illegal state plane use in new video

Contact: Courtney Beyer, courtneyb@wisdems.org

“We All Pay for Scott Walker’s Ambitions”

MADISON — Following a scathing report from One Wisconsin Now that Scott Walker used his taxpayer-funded state plane to fly to Rhinelander to film a campaign commercial, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has released a new video entitled “We All Pay for Scott Walker’s Ambitions.”

The spot calls out Scott Walker for using $2,017 of taxpayer money for a campaign activity. In addition, the video features new reports of local residents of Three Lakes School who felt they were tricked into filming the ad, with one resident saying, “[Walker] played upon the naivete of people here.” Finally, the video highlights the hypocrisy of Scott Walker’s self-congratulatory ad, when the district had to pass a $15 million referendum last year just to keep their doors open because of Walker’s deep education cuts.

Scott Walker owes Three Lakes an apology for improperly using their district for his own partisan games, and he owes Wisconsin taxpayers an apology for abusing their hard-earned dollars.

TRANSCRIPT FROM VIDEO: 

Wisconsin taxpayers helped pay for this Scott Walker campaign commercial.

Walker traveled to Three Lakes on a taxpayer-funded airplane to film it.

That’s illegal.

“A campaign ad for Gov. Scott Walker is drawing concern tonight

“He played upon the naïveté of people here”

Parents had a reason to be angry

The town had to pass a $15 million referendum last year

Because of Walker’s cuts to education, Three Lakes voted to raise their own taxes, just to keep the schools open.

We all pay the price for Scott Walker’s political ambitions.

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