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Back in October, Iowa Reporter Questioned Walker's Use of Gov's Office to Handle Campaign Event

Radio Iowa reporter, O. Kay Henderson, wrote this in her last October after RPW spokeswoman Nicole Larson let slip that the statement she was providing Henderson came from the govenor's office and she was only "technically"handling the governors campaign event in Iowa:

I had a rather strange exchange with the spokeswoman for the Wisconsin GOP yesterday morning as I tried to get Walker’s side of the story. First, Walker’s press secretary had emailed that the trip was not official state business and the Wisconsin GOP was handling everything.  Nicole Larson, deputy director of communications for the WisGOP, called me back after I left a voice mail message.

“His schedule’s actually completely booked while he’s in Iowa,” Larson told me. “But what we can do is, I mean, since you’re radio I’m sure this might not be helpful, but we can send you the statement from his office.”

I asked: “The statement from his office, that’s not handling his trip?”

“Well, technically, I’m doing his communications,” Larson said, pausing before she added: “Because I am. We can send you a statement, but that’s all we can do because he’s booked.”

Unbeleivable.  We now know that this accidental utterance of truth was in the midst of a John Doe investigation that is focusing on illegal use of taxpayer resources for campaign-related activities.  And the gov's spokesman, Cullen Werwie, who was a central figure in that illegal activity back in 2010 clearly hasn't learned a thing.

As Michelle Bachman would say, these folks sure have alot of chutzpah!

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January 29, 2012 - 6:25pm

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