AUFC Statement on WI Gov. Scott Walker’s Whimpering Exit from the Presidential Stage


“Turns out belittling working men and women isn’t a recipe for success even among GOP primary voters”


Washington DC (September 21, 2015) – With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker widely expected to drop out of the presidential race tonight, Americans United for Change President Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:


“As he limps out of the race at zero percent in the national polls, Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters. And not even the Koch brothers could save him from his money problems. But really, what was Walker running on to begin with? All Walker had to show for stripping away thousands of Wisconsin workers’ collective bargaining rights was turning one of the best state jobs records into one of the worst in the Midwest, while it led the nation in families falling out of the middle class. Governor Walker has the reverse-Midas touch. Everything he touches economically turns into dairy cow flop.  Let Walker’s early collapse be a lesson to the other Republicans in the field.  Assaulting the labor movement is not just a loser economically, it’s a loser politically, with polls showing that nearly 60 percent of Americans and a greater majority of millennials, regardless of political affiliation, support unions.  Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Scott.”