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Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Baldwin on same side of outsourcing jobs issue

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Once again, politics makes strange bedfellows.

Republican Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin are both attacking the outsourcing of Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries -- albeit for very different reasons.

The Republican Walker is trying to win votes by attacking his main Democratic challenger Mary Burke for her association with Trek Bicycle, which sent some of its jobs to China.

Baldwin has been tweeting in an effort to get Congress to vote on a bill called "Bring the Jobs Home" -- which would give tax credits to U.S. companies that bring overseas jobs back home to America, while dropping tax breaks for those that continue outsourcing.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state GOP has tied the two developments together.

Party director Joe Fadness said that even Senator Baldwin takes issue with the "overseas job shipping that made Mary Burke millions."

Baldwin spokesman John Kraus said Walker should do more than just take shots at Trek Bicycle -- he should support the measure pushed by Baldwin and other Senate Democrats.

Burke's campaign says it has its own strategy for encouraging Wisconsin companies to keep jobs in the state.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)