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Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."

Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."  

Milwaukee County taxpayers paid $370,000 to settle a lawsuit over a decision by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. to use "untrained corrections officers" rather than deputies to patrol the lakefront.

"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."

"The fundraising numbers are in, and our grassroots support is unmatched!"

Says Common Core is a federal mandate.

"Mitt Romney did not run his campaign on the basis of arguing his experience in the business world was a reason to vote for him."

"Last year, I was involved with an effort to to help prosecutors get their first pay raise in more than 10 years."

"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."

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."

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.

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