MADISON - The following is a statement by Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on this morning’s announcement by state Senator Kathleen Vinehout on her candidacy for governor.
WisDems Launch WalkerInvestigation.com Inviting Wisconsinites to Investigate Scott Walker's Criminal Path to Power
MADISON – The Democratic Party of Wisconsin today launched a new website and a new online ad highlighting the ongoing criminal corruption probe into Scott Walker and his administration. No governor in Wisconsin's history has had six close associates or aides charged with fifteen felonies and three misdemeanors. Two Walker associates have now been convicted.
"The investigation into Scott Walker's office is a tangled web involving the theft of more than $60,000 intended for the families of military servicemembers killed in action, child sex crimes, secret email networks, illegal campaign contributions and the abuse of taxpayer resources for political gain," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate. "Our new website at WalkerInvestigation.com allows Wisconsinites from all across our state to be the lead detective in helping us expose Scott Walker's criminal path to power."
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following Tuesday's guilty plea of Scott Walker aide Darlene Wink for doing illegal fundraising and political work on Walker's behalf.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Tuesday's decision by the Government Accountability Board to cease the wasteful OCR project and, hopefully, return to established standards for recall petition verification.
After months of hysterical and misleading claims about the process, Scott Walker's Tea Party Republicans boasted that they would quickly be able to "verify" recall petitions and prove whether or not there were enough signatures to trigger the recall of Walker.
"Scott Walker would have the public believe that he is rushing to disclose the secrets of his corrupt county executive's office when it turns out that his "voluntary" meeting with prosecutors was not as "voluntary" as he has made it seem," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. "Even when the public has become newly-focused on allegations of crimes committed on his behalf, Scott Walker cannot muster a plain an honest explanation of things."
Although nearly 300 of his Congressional colleagues support a bill that would put an end to lawmakers using insider knowledge of Congress to buy and sell stocks for great profit, Rep. Sean Duffy won’t sign onto the measure.
While an astounding 282 U.S. Representatives have signed on as authors of a bill that would put an end to lawmakers using insider knowledge of Congress to buy and sell stocks for great profit, there are just a handful of legislators who do not support the measure. And among them is Wisconsin Representative Reid Ribble, who even refused to comment on banning insider trading.
MADISON-Scott Walker was returning Monday to the Milwaukee County Courthouse, not as executive but as a figure in an ongoing criminal corruption probe that has ensnared current and former top aides.
MADISON-In a desperate bid for Tea Party favor, Tommy Thompson is seeking to use a proposal to cut pension and health benefits for federal workers as a ruse to deflect questions about $13 million in lobbying wealth he has accrued, his strained relationship with Scott Walker and new evidence showing he once voiced strong support for the right of workers to bargain collectively.