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We asked mayor Barrett to come on the show tonight but his campaign declined.
We also asked Governor Walker to come on we're fortunate he says yes we're joined live now by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker -- in Green Bay tonight.
Governor thanks for the time.
You just heard mayor -- -- on the stump he often talks about.
You dividing this state and that this really wasn't about.
The State's budget it was really about breaking the backs of unions how do you respond to that -- day.
-- this this -- been willing to talk about anything except what this election's all about.
This election was about our reforms are reforms have documented now more than a billion dollars with the savings for the taxpayers.
For the first time in twelve years property taxes on a median value at home we've gone down.
And the state that had a three point six billion dollar budget deficit when I first took office.
Now has a 154 million dollar surplus those are the things are reforms did and best -- all.
Our reforms help the people of the state create more than 30000 new jobs since I took office that's what it's all about.
Well governor they say that they were unions were ready to deal on on the specific points and and that you warranted this was really about busting the unions that's what they say ever stop.
Now you have this recall that's pretty unprecedented.
You're feeling going into tomorrow.
Well we feel positive I've heard a lot of people this week in and again today even it's -- -- shots.
Some people who have said to me you know I voted for your point of the last -- some other folks at a manufacturing plant that told me that historically voted Democrat.
But they're voting for us these -- the reason simple.
For the first time of their lifetime someone of the statewide offices had the courage to take on the -- problems of courage to tackle our fiscal and economic crisis in the state.
Think more about the next generation than just the next election.
And that's exactly what we set out to do what my response for doing what we've done a last year -- was real simple.
By my sides met Alex I wanted to make sure they inherited a better state than the one we did.
And I didn't see it going that -- two years ago that's why I ran for governor that's -- took the action I took and that's -- continue.
To move it away that was or -- forward not backwards.
Governor mayor Barrett also talks a lot about the outside money going into this campaign saying that.
Billionaires in Texas and elsewhere are funding your effort.
And they don't care really about Wisconsin that's his talking points again and again.
Well that's again you you get the mayor talking about anything except our reforms and about.
That the issue of jobs because he does have a planned on that budget he doesn't plan economic development.
But it's interesting.
If you look eight forgets that it for the last year and a half almost since last early last spring you've had the national.
Special interest groups from Washington and beyond.
Coming into Wisconsin pouring billions of dollars attacking -- bringing in thousands of people to attack -- now -- we pass the -- it through the State Supreme Court race.
To the state senate recall elections last fall the recall petition drive it since the beginning of this year in response people from across Wisconsin and throughout this region.
And I have have overwhelmingly supported suspect more than 70% of our contributions.
Come from people who've given as fifty dollars or less this is a grassroots movement of people who say finally finally someone stood up and took on the powerful special interest.
The put the power back in the hands of the hardworking taxpayers.
Governor in recent days another focused and I it is not about what the recall is about beginning but the focus has been.
About investigation at a time when -- Milwaukee County executive investigation that deals with money taken out of veterans thought.
Some of your -- have been granted immunity that investigation is ongoing you have a legal defense fund.
What can you tell people tonight who may be.
I was worried that this thing is going to blow up if you get -- second half of you -- Time in office and that it's going to be a big problem.
Let's just not gonna happen we have a high level integrity all of that back to when I was a kid was honored there the rank of eagle scout I've -- at a high level integrity.
And well respected the state legislatures county executive and now as governor and will continue to have a high level and take me long after that.
What our opponents gloss -- the fact that more than two years ago we asked for help.
Because we were unable to get information to get records from some of the volunteers involved with this veterans organization.
And a program we -- run to help.
Veterans every year to celebrate veterans every year -- the fourth of July.
We asked for assistance we were unable to get those records that same office the district attorney's office was able to and that's why they initiated this investigation.
We've been a position all along to help cooperate to look into that.
We've clearly has the record has shown in the public facts have come out.
Any time we found so when our office and violated our strict policy.
Against using public resources for political purposes.
We took action affect the one time it was brought to our attention we found out about it by the end of the day that person was no longer working for office so I think the facts are clear.
And my opponent seeks to distort those in trying to focus on those because he's admitted he told.
More than fifty days ago he told John McCormick of the weekly standard he has no plan when it comes the budget.
He refused to answer that question he told the same how this reporter last week he has no plan when it comes to economic development.
He desperately wants to talk about anything except for the very issues this recall election was supposed to be about.
Got -- walker thank you very much for your time coming to us live from Green Bay tonight.
Good to do it to Brett thanks for being -- -- -- it.
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