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COPY-UPDATE: Gov. Walker kicks off re-election campaign

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DANE (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) kicked off his 2014 reelection campaign Tuesday morning by emphasizing lower spending and reduced taxes during a speech at Dane Manufacturing Co.

Joined by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and his family, Gov. Walker reminded the roughly 100 supporters in attendance about the $3.6 billion dollar deficit and 130,000 jobs lost when he took office in 2011.  He touted his budget reforms which have garnered a $1 billion dollar surplus for the state, more than 100,000 new jobs and lower taxes.

Gov. Walker made no mention of his opponent, Democrat Mary Burke, or of his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 new jobs in his first term.  It is unlikely Wisconsin will reach that goal by the end of this year.  Instead, the Governor told the crowd more work needed to be done and that Wisconsin is on the right path going forward because of his reforms.

Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann was at today's campaign kickoff and will have full details on 27 News at 5 and 6.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Walker kicks off his re-election campaign Tuesday.

He'll be joined by Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch as they tour the state. The pair will stop at Dane Manufacturing Tuesday morning.

They plan to make special announcements in several communities around Wisconsin.

We've got you covered with the governor's tour at 27 News at 5, 6 and 10.
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