MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker is attacking Madison as a place where "murders have gone up" at the same time his economic development agency is spending $1 million promoting the capital city.
Walker on Wednesday reacted to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's entry in the governor's race by tweeting, "The last thing we need is more Madison in our lives."
His tweet comes at the same time Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is launching a $1 million advertising campaign targeting young professionals in Chicago. The campaign tries to lure the millennials to Wisconsin with ads featuring Madison and 14 other locations.
Walker also faults Soglin for higher homicides in Madison. The 11 last year tied a record. Since Walker took office, homicides have increased statewide from 138 in 2011 to 230 in 2016.
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