Clinton hits out at Walker

September 11, 2015

As summer winds down, the candidates are turning up the heat. Democrat Hillary Clinton jabbed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repeatedly in Milwaukee on Thursday, as the Democratic presidential candidate ripped into the Republican White House hopeful.

Clinton at one point said that Walker took his marching orders from billionaire conservative donors the Koch brothers “and just goes down the list.”

At another point, she slammed Walker for his high profile union-busting. Labor is a key Democratic constituency, and Clinton has been courting unions in a bid to win more endorsements.

So far, among national unions, the American Federation of Teachers, the machinists union and the bricklayers unions have endorsed her. (Her main rival for the Democratic nomination in the November 2016 election, Bernie Sanders, has won the endorsement of National Nurses United.)

Walker thinks “he’s some kind of tough guy on his motorcycle,” Clinton said at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, alluding to Walker’s well-known love of Harley Davidson – even though that company has a strong relationship with labor.

Scott Walker (left) rides his Harley in New Hampshire REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Scott Walker (left) rides his Harley in New Hampshire REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

 

The crowd seemed to agree with Clinton about Walker, with loud boos accompanying his name. Then again, Walker’s cuts to education funding have hardly boosted his popularity among the college crowd.

 

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So she’s turning up the heat on a guy who’s polling at about 3% amongst Republican candidates? Wow, what a show of strategy on her part.

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