Tom Barrett today accepted four debate invitations in the 2012 campaign for Wisconsin governor, and challenged Gov. Scott Walker to participate in each of these events to defend his failed record on jobs before the people of Wisconsin.
"Scott Walker loves to launch misleading attacks on jobs in news conferences and press releases, so let's meet face-to-face and compare our records and our visions on jobs before the people of Wisconsin," said Barrett. "He can explain why Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in the nation under his watch."
The debate invitations Barrett has accepted appear below:
A forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and a consortium of statewide media forum broadcast live from the FOX 6 studios at 9001 N. Green Bay Road in Brown Deer, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 3rd.
A debate hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association on Friday, May 25th.
A debate hosted by Marquette Law School, WisPolitics and WISN-TV 12 and UpFront with Mike Gousha and its network of affiliates on Thursday, May 31.
A debate hosted by Wisconsin Public TV, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Today's TMJ4.
Walker campaigned for governor in 2010 promising to create 250,000 jobs. Instead, Walker launched an ideological civil war that divided Wisconsin and took Walker's attention, energy and focus away from the economy. Under Walker's watch, Wisconsin lost more jobs than any state in the nation in 2011, and was the only state to suffer 'statistically significant' job loss over the past 12 months.