NEW INFORMATION: Burke says Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn't understand how the global marketplace works.

Burke, a former Trek executive, continued her criticism Monday of the ad Walker's campaign launched last week. It says she got rich from a company that sent jobs overseas, where women and children are paid as little as $2 an hour.

Burke says Walker is dragging a great Wisconsin company through the mud for political reasons. She says if he knew more about global economics he'd understand how companies are supposed to compete worldwide.

Walker told reporters Monday he's not criticizing the company, but is instead pointing out Burke's hypocrisy. He says she's profiting from Trek's actions even as she says Wisconsin needs to create more jobs and improve wages.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn't understand how the global marketplace works.

Burke, a former Trek executive, continued her criticism Monday of the ad Walker's campaign launched last week. The ad says she got rich from a company that sent jobs overseas, where women and children are paid as little as $2 an hour.

Burke said in a statement that Walker is dragging a great Wisconsin company through the mud for political reasons. She says if he knew more about global economics he'd understand how a company is supposed to compete worldwide.

Walker has stuck by the ad. He says his campaign isn't criticizing the company, but rather is giving voters "the full record."


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