Dem group knocks Walker after Clinton remarks
November 25th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
12 months ago

Dem group knocks Walker after Clinton remarks

(CNN) – A Democratic group formed to defend Hillary Clinton and other potential 2016 presidential contenders unleashed its first attack Monday, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as its target.

The group Correct the Record, which is staffed with some former Clinton advisers and donors, sent out a release blasting Walker for being far behind in his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs during his four year term, which ends in January 2015.

Correct the Record is an arm of American Bridge, an independent group that specializes in opposition research.

The release comes not long after Walker, who's up for re-election next year and is also a potential White House candidate, said in an interview that the next president should be a governor or someone who's not closely tied to Washington. At a separate event last week, he criticized Clinton for being a "product of Washington for decades."

The release from Correct the Record makes no mention of Walker's comments about Clinton, but simply hits him on jobs.

While Correct the Record has previously sent out a release in praise of Clinton and her role in backing Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, Monday's email marked the first time the group went negative against a potential GOP candidate.


Filed under: 2016 • American Bridge • Hillary Clinton • Scott Walker
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. name. willard

    Kick out of democrat hillary clinton so why hillary clinton was leave at her state secartry office cause she lied her story what happened about benzghina

    November 25, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. just asking

    how about they correct the record on hillary clinton and benghazi? nobody has interviewed her yet on her actions before, during and after the event. how about sending a team of real investgators to go over her record and actions there? doesn't she owe it to the families of the 4 americans she got killed?

    November 25, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    Walker is a high school graduate, and he thinks that is what America needs. He has driven job growth in WI from the top ten to 46th in the nation. He does not believe in minimum wage, unions, pensions, but is very close to the Kochs agenda.

    November 25, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Just – give it up. Benghazi attacks by baggers have been debunked.

    November 25, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    -just asking

    how about they correct the record on hillary clinton and benghazi? nobody has interviewed her yet on her actions before, during and after the event. how about sending a team of real investgators to go over her record and actions there? doesn't she owe it to the families of the 4 americans she got killed?
    ***************
    We're talking about Scott Walker and his failure to generate 250,000 jobs in his term as governor. Why not ask him why his state is ranked 46th in job creation during his tenure, when it was ranked 10th prior to it?

    November 25, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    GOP idiots have nothing better to do than bickering. Pathetic.

    November 25, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    i like the name of this group, Correct the Record.
    I hope that if Hillary runs they will make it their life's work to keep the record truthful seeing how we cannot on the media to do so.
    It will certainly make for some very entertaining if not outright embarrassing moments for whomever her Republican opponent turns out to be.
    Lying, just because they are allowed by a very permissive media to get away with it, is part and parcel of today's Republican's genetic make-up.

    November 25, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. rs

    Surprise. Despite running on "Jobs" we find yet anther Republican interested in something else. No shock here, the GOP still wants to wreck the economy.

    November 25, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  9. Evergreen

    Walker said the next president should be a Governor. Get a clue. It has only been 6 years since our last Governor/businessman President. Which still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans. But Walker states this as though it is a novel idea that has never been before.

    November 25, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. southerngent

    Ask the families of those who died in Benghazi and the families of those who serve in all our embassies about Hillary's statement " what difference does it make now". ….......

    November 25, 2013 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. Hooper

    Stay in Wisconsin, creep. You run for president, you'll be toast before midnight.

    November 25, 2013 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  12. Tom

    I wonder if Correct the Record receive extra scrutiny from the IRS

    November 25, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. Tom

    @The Real TP,

    Rather than spouting off typical talking points from the left, I would have thought much more of you. "46th in job growth". Wow. Did you take another 30 seconds to take at their unemployment rate? Maybe you should chastise me again for my one comment on Veterans Day.

    November 25, 2013 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Why bother with Gov Walker? He is only a thrid tier presidential candidate with little national recognition warrantingl little consideration.

    November 25, 2013 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  15. Tom

    @DMFO

    It's "part and parcel of today's Republican genetic makeup".

    By the way, I have noticed an uptick in te brashness of "your team" on here lately. Why is that?

    November 25, 2013 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |