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Neumann, Walker Trade Barbs Over Official Schedule


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The two main Republican candidates for governor are feuding over the work schedule of one of them. Mark Neumann says Scott Walker takes too much time away from his job as Milwaukee County Executive to campaign.

Neumann said he looked at Walker’s official schedule, and he counted 17 hours of personal time each week for the last 60 weeks. But Walker’s campaign manager says Neumann is misreading the schedule – and personal time only means that Walker’s not at a meeting or an official function.

Keith Gilkes says Walker uses personal time for numerous other county business, in addition to his campaigning. Gilkes said the Milwaukee County Executive is a 24 hour job, and Neumann’s claims are, “complete and udder fiction.”

This week, Walker is on his annual Harley-Davidson tour of Wisconsin to promote Milwaukee tourism. But Neumann says that’s really a “campaign jaunt” as well. Neumann served 2 terms in the U.S. House and lost a bid for U.S. Senate before he became a private homebuilder.

He said politicians get elected to one office and then start running for the next and, “all their good intentions get lost along with any concern for taxpayers.”