Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scott Walker's Campaign Manager's Connection to the 'Burke Got Canned' Story

Burke disputes exec's firing allegation. (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/29/2014)
Albers said in an interview that he was speaking about Burke’s time at Trek in response to questions from reporters, who contacted him for the first time Wednesday after a conservative media outlet, Wisconsin Reporter, reported similar allegations from Gary Ellerman, the company’s human resources director at the time and currently the Jefferson County Republican Party chairman who ran as a fake Democrat during the 2012 recalls. The fake Democrats forced a primary, giving Republicans more time to campaign and raise money. 

A Trek spokeswoman said Wednesday that Ellerman was fired in 2004 for “poor performance.” He did not respond to requests for comment. 

Wisconsin Reporter received $190,000 in 2012 from the Bradley Foundation. Michael Grebe, the foundation’s president and CEO, is Walker’s campaign chairman.

Related reading:
Attack on Mary Burke:  Consider the source.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/30/2104)

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