Skip to comments.Governor Walker issues new ad accusing Burke of $25 million dollar mishap
Posted on 07/29/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
MADISON The campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a new campaign ad on Monday accusing former Commerce Secretary Mary Burke of a botched deal that may put taxpayers on the hook for $25 million dollars.
More: Burke Campaign Issues New Ad over Outsourcing Charge
The ad called Bondoogle expands off an earlier ad issued by the Walker Campaign that blasted Burke for engaging in a deal with Abbott Laboratories valued at $12.5 million in an attempt to create jobs in Wisconsin. The lot of vacant land that was part of the deal remains vacant to this day according to the campaign ad and at the end accuses Burke of putting the state on the hook potentially for $25 million as the federal government wants the money back.
Walker Campaign Spokesman Tom Evenson said: Even seven years after Mary Burke left the Commerce Department, Wisconsin taxpayers are still paying the price for her carelessness with their hard-earned money. Taxpayers are already out more than $12 million because Burke wouldnt follow the rules, but now theyre being asked to pony up even more to repay the money she threw away on a vacant lot that still sits empty.
More: Walker Campaign Doubles Down on Outsourcing Charge Against Burke
Wisconsin Election Watch contacted the Burke Campaign for comment, but they did not respond to our request.
Scott Walker charges Mary Burke wit wasting taxpayer money on land in attempt to lure Abbott Labs to Wisconsin. Abbott denies that they ever intended to move. Land still vacant.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I wish we could go back to the days when 25 million dollars was more than a “mishap”...
Most Wisconsin voters do not know who Mary Burke is, thus it is up to Walker to define her.
Eminent Domain issue? Does the Kelo decision have any influence here?
I don’t think so. She just bought the land for the state in an attempt to lure Abbott Labs to move. Abbott said they never had any intention of moving. Now she wants to be Governor.