Republicans will need a strong showing from voters in Lake Country to win several competitive statewide races. Winning will require countering many negative—and largely false—attacks from liberal special interest groups. It will also require getting the truth out about the radicals running for office in our state.
Evers, Barnes, and Biden have failed us
Over the past few years, Governor Tony Evers and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes failed the people of Wisconsin. When the global pandemic hit, they quickly closed down the economy and schools. It took action leaders of the state legislature to go to court and force an end to the unconstitutional lockdowns.
The shutdowns hurt employers—particularly small businesses like restaurants and taverns. The shutdowns also impacted workers as the state unemployment compensation program was slowed down, and many unemployed taxpayers had unacceptable delays as they waited to return to work.
Evers and Barnes also sided with radical union bosses who pushed for continued closures. That led to significant learning loss. Study after study shows major declines in reading and math scores. The drops are even more significant for students in school districts closed for the past two years. Sadly, many of those areas also teach students of the lowest economic brackets in the state. Those setbacks are bad for more than just test scores. Many of these individuals drop out of school and never enter the workforce.
The Governor and Lt. Governor also support President Joe Biden and his many policies that drive up costs for things like food and fuel. An estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that the “Budget Reduction Act” actually increases inflation through 2026. Where is the “Misinformation Governance Board” when we need it?
The two radicals are wrong when it comes to public safety too. Kenosha is a sad example. Instead of calling for calm, Governor Evers fueled the flames of the rioters with his woke rhetoric. He refused to call out the National Guard until people had already died and rioters burned others’ livelihoods to the ground. It was so bad that even the local newspaper that historically endorsed many Democrats called him out.
Lt. Governor Barnes supports legislation to eliminate cash bail. The criminal charged with killing six innocent people when he drove a red truck through the Waukesha Christmas Parade last year was out on low cash bail. It was signed off by the office of the liberal district attorney in Milwaukee County. These events occurred after the same person attempted to use the exact vehicle to run down the mother of his child. Just imagine having the desire to eliminate our society with the system that keeps people in jail who threaten public safety.
What took place in these communities are reminders that the problems with law and order are not limited to parts of Milwaukee. If it can happen in Kenosha and Waukesha, it can happen anywhere in Wisconsin—unless we get rid of these radical officials.
Our problems with public safety are supported by the crisis on America’s southern border. One dose of fentanyl can kill a child in Wisconsin. It is flowing over the border, and the Biden administration has failed to contain it. People like Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, and Josh Karl sided with Joe Biden. Lt. Governor Barnes even sided with those who wanted to eliminate the federal agency that is supposed to keep illegal drugs from flowing into Wisconsin. We need new leaders fighting to protect our children, communities, and state.
Johnson and Michels will turn things around
These points are precisely why the Democrats are spending so much money attacking Republicans like Senator Ron Johnson and gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels. To win, conservatives need people like you to spread the truth.
If elected Governor, Tim Michels, will enforce the laws on the books. One of them protects an unborn baby at 20 weeks. That is halfway through a pregnancy when the child’s heartbeat is clear, and they can most certainly feel pain. Ron Johnson voted for a similar 20-week law in the United States Senate. Most people in Wisconsin believe that is a reasonable law. In contrast, Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes support abortion on demand until birth. That is a radical position.
Tim Michels is a builder of infrastructure. He knows how to put people to work. We need someone like that in the Governor’s office. Ron Johnson is a manufacturer and an accountant. He knows how to make things and how to keep track of finances. We need that in the United States Senate.
Turnout will be the key to the statewide elections in Wisconsin this fall. My wife Tonette and I live in the Town of Delafield. We encourage voters in Lake Country to get out and vote and encourage family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. It may be the only way to save our state and nation.
Scott Walker was the 45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin.
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