Latest Fact-checksMary Burke Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on October 29, 2014 in a campaign news release: "25,000 businesses have been created since (Scott) Walker took office." Scott Walker stated on October 22, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: Says his promise of 250,000 new private sector jobs was a "big goal." Scott Walker stated on October 20, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: "My opponent supported policies that increased tuition by 18 percent." Scott Walker stated on September 18, 2014 in a TV ad: Says opponent Mary Burke says she "supports Obamacare unequivocally and wants to expand it." Scott Walker stated on September 14, 2014 in a campaign news release: Since I took office, "Wisconsin ranks 11th in the nation in total business establishment growth compared to 47th in the years Mary Burke was Commerce secretary." Scott Walker stated on September 3, 2014 in a press release: Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year. Scott Walker stated on July 27, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million." Scott Walker stated on July 22, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: "(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas." Gary George stated on July 6, 2014 in an interview: "I created the school choice program." Scott Walker stated on July 8, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: "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. Scott Walker stated on June 20, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: "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." Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on May 30, 2014 in a statement: Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration." Brett Hulsey stated on May 21, 2014 in a letter: Says opponent Mary Burke told reporters she would have "required workers to give up bargained-for healthcare and retirement benefits like Gov. Walker." Republican Governors Association stated on March 17, 2014 in a campaign TV ad: Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize." Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on March 13, 2014 in a website ad: Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310." Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on February 10, 2014 in a press release: As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes." Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on February 4, 2014 in a news release: "The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary." Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on October 7, 2013 in a web post: Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.