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Wis. Gov. Walker: Opponents Attacking My Family

Thursday, 05 Apr 2012 10:49 AM

Wisconsin’s bitter recall battle has become so bad that Gov. Scott Walker’s family members have been targeted by his opponents. Walker, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, said his children and his mother were yelled at while out shopping and his children targeted on Facebook.

“I have thousands of people bussed in to my home in Wauwatosa where I've got two high school sons living, and I've got parents in their 70s,” he said in an interview on The Brody File. “Last year, my 16-year-old and my mother in her 70s were at a grocery store and got yelled at. I've had my kids targeted on Facebook; we've had all those sorts of things.”

The Republican governor, who along with a number of state officials faces a recall election in June, sparked the controversy when he pushed through a law that limited collective bargaining rights for many public employees. Opponents gathered 1 million signatures to force the recall.

Walker noted that the amount of support he receives from well-wishers far exceeds the negative comments.

“ Now, thankfully for every one of them, there's tenfold people that come up to me at a factory or a farm or small business and say, hey Governor, me and my family are praying for you,” he said during the interview. “That never makes the news.”

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