Burke attacks Walker over jobs promise

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke's latest television ad returns the focus of the campaign to Gov. Scott Walker's 2010 promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs over four years.

The ad unveiled Tuesday is airing statewide beginning Wednesday. It comes after two weeks of battling between Burke and Walker over outsourcing of jobs overseas.

Burke's ad highlights Walker's jobs pledge and includes footage of him saying in a 2010 interview that he wanted to be held to the promise.

About 100,000 private sector jobs have been added under Walker.

He defends the number, noting that the unemployment rate of 5.7 percent is the lowest it's been since 2008 and the 100,000 new jobs comes after years of job losses under a Democratic administration where Burke served as Commerce secretary.


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