Fri May 25, 2012
La. Governor Jindal campaigns for Walker in Waukesha
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal campaigned for Gov. Scott Walker in Waukesha Thursday, (5/24) calling Walker an example that the rest of the country could follow.
Jindal said Walker had done more in his first year-and-a-half as governor than many people do in their entire political careers. Jindal cited a phrase Walker uses often on the campaign trail, saying he liked it so much he used it in his home state, “Listen to what he said. This is not about the next election. This is not about the next poll. This is about the next generation. I literally opened our legislative session quoting Gov. Walker to our legislators in Louisiana. Imagine how different our country would be if everybody we elected to represent us in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. had that attitude.”
Jindal said a Walker victory would send a message to the entire country.
Jindal's visit came as Democrats continued their line of attack on Gov. Walker, pressing him to talk about an ongoing criminal investigation into former Walker aides who worked for him as Milwaukee County executive. That included new TV ad by Democrat Tom Barrett pressing Walker to release any e-mails connected to a secret computer network at the heart of the probe. Barrett spokesman Scot Ross, “You know, Gov. Jindal ran in 2007 on a platform of cleaning up government. And we had hoped he would join our call asking for Gov. Walker to release those e-mails. I am under the impression he has so far refused our polite request.”
Jindal also campaigned for Walker in 2010. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to campaign for Walker next week.