Burke talks jobs during stop in Eau Claire

By: Alyssa Kroeten Email
By: Alyssa Kroeten Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- The push toward November passes through Eau Claire, as Democratic Candidate for Governor, Mary Burke, makes a stop in the Chippewa Valley.

The former Trek Bicycle Executive addressed the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

The talk focused on jobs and the economy. Burke criticized Governor Scott Walker's job creation record.

"Wisconsin is lagging. We can do better than that, I know we can, the people of Wisconsin know that we can, but we have to put aside the divisiveness that we have seen over the last three years, work together, focus on what needs to be done, and that's how we are going to make sure that Wisconsin's economy is thriving," Burke said.

In response, Governor Walker's office sent us the following statement:
"While Mary Burke belittles the Wisconsin Comeback, Governor Walker remains focused on creating greater opportunity and prosperity for every Wisconsinite. The Governor's policies have aided in the creation of more than 100,000 new jobs and​ the lowest unemployment rate ​since 2008, which has made Wisconsin 3rd in the Midwest for private sector job creation​. We're confident that Wisconsin voters will want to continue building on the Wisconsin Comeback with Governor Walker and have no desire to return to the failed policies of the past with Mary Burke."

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