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Burke says voters shouldn't be fooled by Walker's record on job growth

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ROTHSCHILD (WKOW) -- On the day Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his reelection campaign by highlighting his accomplishments on jobs and taxes, his Democratic challenger was attacking him for failing to keep Wisconsin competitive among other states.

Speaking after a tour of a paper plant, Mary Burke told reporters that Wisconsin's economy is not growing at the rate it should be.

"What we know is that under Governor Walker we are falling behind.  We are 35th in job creation in the country and out of ten midwestern states, we're ninth," said Burke.

The Madison Democrat said that stagnant growth is due to Walker's flawed economic philosophy.

"Walker's gameplan is failing," said Burke.  "And to give out of state corporations tax breaks and tax breaks to those at the top and to think that somehow that trickles down and creates jobs, just isn't true."

Burke continues to tour the state touting her Invest For Success jobs plan.

"I understand the challenges that manufacturers in Wisconsin face," said Burke, noting her time with Trek Bicycle. "We have to be as competitive and innovative as possible and I've outlined in Invest For Success how we would organize our economic development efforts around supporting our strong industry clusters."

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