Failed GOP Candidate Scott Walker Wants Help Paying His Debt

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's been a long time since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dropped out of the GOP presidential race, but he still has a significant amount of debt to repay.

The candidate who dropped out before even the first vote was cast is asking for help paying his debts.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's "thrifty" and is offering T-shirts for craft projects while asking donors to help pay off the $1.2 million debt from his short-lived presidential campaign.

The Republican sent an email to donors Sunday saying, "if there is one thing the American people learned about me during our presidential campaign, it is that I am thrifty." He cites his use of coupons and shopping at sales racks.

I also use coupons but I'd hardly call myself "thrifty." This idea that Walker understands what it means to thrift is equal parts hilarious and insulting. I imagine it's mostly insulting to the people in Wisconsin he's thrown under the bus by cutting education and healthcare by hundreds of millions of dollars.

While Walker himself is worth less money than many politicians and most of his colleagues, his short-lived presidential campaign raised a great amount of money but also spent a great amount months before anyone voted. At one point, Walker's campaign was spending $90,000 per day.

With all of that said, if you donate $45 to Walker's dead campaign he will send you a campaign t-shirt that you can, I don't know, use as a rag or light it on fire.

  • Draxiar

    But people on welfare largely through no fault of their own and using it to position themselves to get out of poverty by doing the right thing are the “takers”. I hate this guy more every time I read about him.

  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    I guess his buddies the Koch brothers decided they’d sunk enough money into Walker already. Why they or anyone thought he was presidential material is beyond me.

    • gescove

      His qualifications for a presidential run are clear: willingness to screw the poor, the sick, the elderly, children, students, and workers without compunction on orders from the Kochs and ALEC. More perplexing is how he ever got elected as governor of Wisconsin… twice.

  • Badgerite

    Thrifty? I snort. Don’t buy that Governor Brown-Bag Lunch. It is absolute bull.

  • muselet

    Walker says the shirts can be framed or used for “crafty things” like a pillow or bag.

    I can think of a few other possible uses for those $45 (!) tees, but this is a class joint and I’m determined to act respectable.


  • Georgie

    What an ass.

  • ninjaf

    Because paying your own debts is for suckers.