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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meeting on jobs and education at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meeting on jobs and education at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Promise: Create 250,000 new jobs

Update: Our tally shows more slippage in June

The Obama Administration is suing a Wisconsin company for forcing employees to speak English.

"At some point in their lives, 99% of women use birth control."

Says attorney general candidate Jon Richards "went so far to say he would only enforce the laws with which he personally agreed."  

"I created the school choice program."

"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.

"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."

"Thanks to #ObamaCare, average E.R. wait in California is 5 hours."

A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of  broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage

The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.

"He’s been in office nearly four years now, but 40% of Wisconsinites don't know who (U.S. Sen.) Ron Johnson is."

Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."

When asked by a reporter whether he’s at the center of a "criminal scheme" to violate campaign laws, Gov. Scott Walker nodded yes.

"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."

"When Jim Doyle was governor and Mary Burke was commerce secretary," Wisconsin saw "billions in middle-class tax hikes on nursing home beds, gas, phones and garbage."  

The proposed Gogebic iron ore mine is "just up the hill" from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore caves along Lake Superior.  

Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."

Says the secret John Doe criminal investigation of his campaign has been "resolved" and two judges have said it is "over."

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

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