Neumann's Camp Spreads Rumors About Opponent
A staffer for Mark Neumann's campaign claimed Scott Walker was dropping out of the Governor's race. Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - The race for the Republican nomination for governor is getting interesting after a staffer for Mark Neumann apparently spread rumors about Scott Walker.
Both men are vying for the Republican nomination for governor.
It all started with an email sent out by Neumann's campaign staffer.
The staffer received emails from people suggesting Neumann should drop out of the governor's race and run for senate against Russ Feingold.
In the staffer's reply, he apparently wrote Scott Walker was the one dropping out and running for Lieutenant Governor because of Neumann's apparent surge in the polls.
Walker's campaign staff says their boss is not dropping out.
"They should take it upon themselves and correct this information," said Walker spokesperson Keith Gilkes.
And that's what Neumann's camp did Friday.
"It's not something that should have gone out and Mark is making sure it doesn't happen again," said Neumann spokesperson Chris Lato.
And although Lato stopped short of accusing Walker's campaign of any involvement, he did find it suspicious the emails wound up on talk radio Friday.
"Whether we had something to do with it or not, the Neumann campaign needed to be called on it and spreading rumors is not acceptable in any way shape or form," said Gilkes.