Wisconsin Democrats blast Walker's CPAC speech

CREATED Mar 16, 2013

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MADISON,  Wis. - Wisconsin Democrats are reacting negatively to Governor Scott Walker's speech before a large gathering of Republicans in the state of Maryland Saturday.

In a written statement, WisDems Chair Mike Tate said it's disappointing, but not surprising, to see Scott Walker openly and baldly displaying that he would rather serve his political ambitions than the people of Wisconsin.

In Tate's words,  "That Scott Walker would openly contemplate a run for president after a dismal record of job loss, division, diminished standards and unethical conduct is shocking in itself... Scott Walker can't run on results, because he has failed at every turn. Instead, Scott Walker is pushing the same massive cuts to Medicare and Social Security that voters overwhelmingly rejected in the last election."

Tate also says it seems the best the Republican party can do is a governor "whose failed policies have caused his state to plummet to 42nd in the nation in job growth and last in the Midwest in every economic indicator."

Walker spoke Saturday morning to the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference.

Some speculate that Walker could be a contender for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.