Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk campaigns in HudsonFalk highlighted her endorsement by labor unions and her support for women’s rights and the environment in her remarks at the Weitkamp Park pavilion.
Democratic candidate for governor Kathleen Falk spoke to a small group of supporters in Hudson Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.
Falk highlighted her endorsement by labor unions and her support for women’s rights and the environment in her remarks at the Weitkamp Park pavilion.
She reserved her strongest criticism for Gov. Scott Walker, noting that his campaign had recently spent $60,000 on defense lawyers.
The lawyers are representing Walker in an ongoing John Doe investigation of his staff from the period when he was the Milwaukee County executive.
One of his former aides has been convicted of illegally doing political work while she was supposed to be working for the county.
Falk said Walker’s office was a few feet away from the county worker’s office. He either is an inept manager or knew the illegal activity was going on, she said.
Falk arrived at Weitkamp Park in a rainstorm. About 50 supporters were there to greet her and listen to her 10- or 15-minute campaign speech.
The night before, she had participated in a televised debate with the three other candidates for the Democratic Party nomination in the upcoming recall election – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and Secretary of State Doug La Follette.
Falk served as Dane County executive for 14 years.