Scott Walker: War on Women is "insulting"

The Wisconsin governor says a favorite Democratic line of attack won't work against him

Published November 22, 2013 5:15PM (EST)

Speaking at a breakfast held by the Christian Science Monitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — who recently signed a controversial ultrasound bill — said on Friday that the so-called War on Women is "insulting" to voters, and won't work as a line of attack against him, anyway.

"I find it insulting that you think that voters just care about one or two issues," Walker said. "But I find that the women as well as the men I talk to in my state, what they want to know was I going to continue to move forward with reforms that will help get our budget balanced, lower our debts, improve our economy, improve our schools, improve higher education."

Walker noted that his frequent opponent Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has previously attempted to tie the "War on Women" around Walker's neck, but to no avail. "I talked about that in my book, Tom Barrett tried to do that. He spent a month using the 'War on Women' very ineffectively."

Walker is up for reelection in 2014 and is increasingly seen as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, too. The most recent polling on Walker's reelection bid shows him leading his likely challenger, Mary Burke, by merely 2 percentage points.

[h/t Talking Points Memo]

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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