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Walker Campaign Video Touts Record Ahead Of Re-Election Announcement

GOP Governor Jogs, Rides A Harley In Digital Ad

A still image from Walker’s campaign ad on YouTube.

Gov. Scott Walker rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and jogs in a red Wisconsin T-shirt on a new campaign video touting his record ahead of his run for re-election.

Walker released the minute-long video online Wednesday, a precursor to the official launch of his re-election campaign expected in early November.

The video features Walker talking about his record the past seven years as governor, and also references this summer’s news that Foxconn Technology Group plans to locate a factory that could employ thousands in the state.

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The video ends with a shot of Walker riding his Harley down the road with him asking the viewer, “Are you with me?”

Eight Democrats have already announced plans to challenge Walker, with several more considering it.

The state Democratic Party responded to the video, calling it “revisionist history.” Party spokeswoman Melanie Conklin said in a statement that if Walker were honest the video would show his refusal to accept federal Medicaid expansion money, cuts in funding to public schools and tax giveaways to the rich.