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Received this e-mail today from Mary Burke's (D. WI) gubernatorial campaign:
Earlier this year, 77,000 Wisconsinites lost their health care coverage because Scott Walker put politics ahead of problem solving when he refused to expand BadgerCare.

A governor shouldn’t stand with tea party extremists above what is best for Wisconsin. But that’s exactly what Scott Walker did in refusing to bring back our federal tax dollars to expand BadgerCare.

As your governor, I will put the health and needs of Wisconsin families above politics and accept federal funds for BadgerCare. Now I’m calling on Walker to do the same – and I need your help.

Sign my petition calling on Scott Walker to stop putting politics above Wisconsin families and accept federal funds for BadgerCare expansion.

I’m proud to be an advocate for health care coverage in Wisconsin. Accepting federal funds for the BadgerCare expansion would help thousands of Wisconsinites gain health care coverage. It would bring our tax dollars back to Wisconsin and put them to work helping people right here at home.

Walker could have done the right thing -- like twenty-six other Governors from both sides of the aisle -- and accepted billions of dollars that would fuel our state economy.

It’s the commonsense thing to do.

But it’s going to take every one of us to make it happen -- and that’s why I need you to stand with me right now. Can I count on you?

Being governor means putting the people first. Join me in demanding that Scott Walker prioritize Wisconsin families above playing politics.

You deserve a governor who will stand up for Wisconsin families and champion health care coverage in Wisconsin.

Thanks for standing with me.


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Originally posted to pdc on Mon May 19, 2014 at 01:16 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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