MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The governor says President Obama and U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin are still operating their 2012 campaign offices in Wisconsin – with the goal of helping unseat Scott Walker next year.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the Republican governor made his claim in a recent fundraising letter to potential donors. He’s reportedly trying to raise $175,000 in 25 days.
The paper said Walker called his opponents “vengeful” and “bitter.” And he said his critics would “rant, rave, smear, and distort” his message in his re-election bid.
The letter did not mention a possible presidential bid for 2016. Observers say Walker would have to win his governor’s race before he could even be considered as potential White House material.
State Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate said Walker’s campaign letter is his latest effort to blame Wisconsin’s problems on others. Tate told the Journal Sentinel, “While Scott Walker wallows in self-pity, he also continues to distort a record of economic failure.”