Dems rip Walker over flood response

    State Democrats criticized Republican Scott Walker for campaigning around the state last weekend after devastating floods hit Milwaukee County.
    The Walker campaign called the criticism "shameful.”
    State Dem Party chair Mike Tate said Walker, the Milwaukee County executive and leading GOP candidate for governor, chose to put his political career first, while the Democratic candidate, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, canceled his campaign schedule and stayed home to pitch in on cleanup and relief efforts.
    "Milwaukee County is suffering $20 million in damages and this guy goes off to promote his own campaign," Tate said. "He hopped on his campaign caravan and skipped town for the entire weekend."
    The Democrats said, “Tom led, while Walker fled.”
    Walker campaign manager Keith Gilkes said, "Scott spent all Friday touring flood damage, visiting with victims, issuing a disaster declaration, actively seeking state and federal assistance, and is receiving constant updates on flood relief efforts. It’s shameful the Democrats are using a costly, deadly disaster to score a few cheap political points."

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