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In Milwaukee Bush endorses Green for governor

MILWAUKEE - Pres. Bush says Wisconsin needs a tax-cutter and Iraq War supporter like U.S. Rep. Mark Green as governor.

The President spoke in Milwaukee last Tuesday night at an event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Green's gubernatorial campaign.

On Tuesday afternoon, the President toured a shoe manufacturer in Port Washington whose CEO says tax cuts over the last few years have benefited his firm. President Bush then spoke at Mark Green's fundraiser in Milwaukee and argued the tax cuts have sparked economic growth and lowered the size of this year's projected budget deficit to 300 billion dollars.

Bush says Representative Green has backed those tax reductions.

Democrats say the projected federal deficit would still be one of the largest in history and that Green is one of the architects. But an audience member at the President's speech, La Crosse realtor Judy Carpenter, says she wants Green to bring tax cuts to Wisconsin.

Bush also praised Green's support of school vouchers in Milwaukee, promised that Green would sign medical liability reform and thanked the Green Bay Republican for his support of the war in Iraq.

But the growing number of U.S. casualties in Iraq helped bring dozens of protestors to the streets outside the Milwaukee hotel where the President spoke, including about two dozen nuns from the Sisters of St. Joseph, who were in town for a national convention.