Gov. Walker, Mary Burke Talk Jobs, Agriculture during Portage Co. Stops

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

The latest Marquette University poll show less than one percent of registered voters stands between Governor Walker and opponent Mary Burke.

Democratic candidate Mary Burke stopped in Portage County Monday to talk jobs and agriculture.

“Unfortunately the realities are, we have lost nearly 9,000 farms in a five year period of time. That's almost double the national average of loss, and so as governor, I want to make sure that we have a strong, growing, thriving agricultural sector that we are supporting farmers and their way to be competitive and modernized, and that we're creating an opportunity so young people stay on the farms and see a bright future for themselves,” explained Mary Burke.

But Governor Scott Walker says Burke's background with the Jim Doyle administration should be questioned by voters.

“We want to go forward, not backward. That's the choice. We don't want to go back to the days of double digit tax increases, billion dollar budget deficits, and record job loss like we saw under Jim Doyle and Mary Burke's policies, we want to continue to move forward, and that's the case we want to make,” said Gov. Walker.

Gov. Walker and Mary Burke will face each other during the general election on Nov. 4.


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