Walker campaign’s ‘latest kick in the teeth’ gets national coverage with Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow mocked Gov. Scott Walker Thursday for the pattern of former top members of his administration publicly abandoning his reelection effort. “Polls show Gov. Walker trailing by a little bit behind Tony Evers,” Maddow noted. “But that was actually before today’s latest kick in the teeth for the governor.” Watch the segment on MSNBC.

Walker: No recollection of scuttling independent review of troubled youth prison

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Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t recall if his office canceled an outside review of the state’s troubled youth prison while alleged abuses there mounted in 2015, as his then-prisons chief and the director of a former national corrections group now claim. > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker administration canceled request for Lincoln Hills youth prison probe

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CBS 7 Wausau is reporting that in the days following Gov. Scott Walker telling the public in December 2015 that he was learning about the gravity of the Lincoln Hills youth prison scandal, Walker’s staff told former prisons Secretary Ed Wall to cancel his request for an independent review and assessment of the prison.

Former aides giving Walker re-election headaches

As Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren’t coming from Democrats. They’re coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration. Three former Walker Cabinet secretaries have blasted the two-term incumbent publicly — not through anonymous editorials or off-the-record comments. > AP News

DOJ urged employees to sign secrecy agreement same day tell-all book was released

The state Department of Justice urged employees to sign a secrecy agreement last month, according to a newspaper report, on the same day its former top criminal investigator released a tell-all book accusing Attorney General Brad Schimel of botching the response to alleged abuses at the state’s youth prison. > Madison.com

Ed Wall: The real story behind my dismissal by Brad Schimel

Former Walker official Ed Wall writes in the Cap Times: “In 2016, Attorney General Brad Schimel decided his friend should head the Division of Criminal Investigation, circumventing the law and transforming the long-established nonpartisan position into a political appointee subject to the AG’s influence. This should concern all Wisconsin citizens and legislators.”

Ed Wall wants his book to affect the way you vote in November

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With Election Day just 72 days away, a former Scott Walker cabinet member is talking to News 3 about his tell-all book out this month. In his first TV interview about the book, Ed Walls sayst he wants his book to affect the way you vote in November. > Channel 3000