August 31, 2021

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WisDems Statement on Radical Rebecca Kleefisch’s “Manifesto”

MADISON, Wis. — Today, likely GOP gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch released a self-described policy “manifesto” through her shadow campaign, the 1848 Project, which she has used to hide her donors, abuse the tax code, and avoid the scrutiny that comes from being an announced candidate.


Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement in response:


“Radical Rebecca Kleefisch’s self-described policy ‘manifesto’ doubles down on the disastrous far-right agenda that deeply hurt Wisconsinites under the Walker-Kleefisch administration. Together, Kleefisch and Walker opposed affordable health care expansion, supported cutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, slashed rights for Wisconsin workers, and gutted funding for public education. This radical manifesto starts where that terrible record ended, and becomes even more extreme.


“Here in Wisconsin, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, but Radical Rebecca Kleefisch is more interested in helping those at the top and appealing to the far right of her party as she runs for governor. Based on her work with Walker, we’ve long suspected that Rebecca Kleefisch isn’t interested in unifying our state for finding solutions to fix the big problems. This document proves it.


“Governor Evers has already started cleaning up the mess Rebecca Kleefisch created. He’s restoring funding to public schools, fixing roads and bridges across the state, and he’s repaired the disastrous Foxconn deal Kleefisch helped negotiate. We can’t risk giving Rebecca Kleefisch the chance to dismantle our progress and inflict her radical agenda on the people of Wisconsin.”

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