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Gov. Walker lashes out at recent critique by Burke, Milwaukee officials

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says it's "hogwash" that state Republicans are more concerned about discouraging voting than about stopping gun violence in Milwaukee.  

Walker's Democratic opponent Mary Burke made the allegation on Tuesday, when she commented on last week's shooting of a ten-year-old girl at a Milwaukee school playground.  

After speaking at a factory Wednesday, the Republican Walker defended his record on crime. He said Milwaukee's police union continues to support him, because the state has helped give officers the resources they need.  

Walker pointed to a 2011 law that repealed early releases of prisoners -- plus an expansion of Milwaukee's Shot Spotter system that detects live gunfire within a certain distance.  

The governor also said he's not surprised that his race against Burke is so close at this point.

A new Marquette Law School shows both candidates tied at 46 percent -- with only six percent undecided. Walker says the undecideds will determine whether he gets four more years.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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