UNDATED (WSAU) A ramped-up campaign began in earnest yesterday for Governor Scott Walker’s June 5th recall election.
Tom Barrett was given full support by the three Democrats he defeated in Tuesday’s primary – and he sparred with Walker’s Republican camp over the number of debates they should have. Both agreed to two statewide televised debates May 25th and 31st.
Walker spent his day at meetings on manufacturing in Milwaukee, Waunakee, and Black River Falls.
Meanwhile, both candidates and their supporters fired off a new round of T-V ads with mostly old allegations. But the Walker camp broke new ground by saying the governor raised spending on health care programs by $1.2-billion over two years. The ad said Walker has provided more health care funding than any Wisconsin governor. But Democrats said the increase was not enough to sustain programs like Badger-Care that have gotten heavier use due to the struggling economy. Thousands of people will either lose their Badger-Care or pay more for it. Barrett spokesman Phil Walzak said Walker’s welcome to debate health care but quote, “I think that debate will be settled very quickly.”