MADISON -- Governor Scott Walker attacked Madison and its mayor on Twitter upon Mayor Paul Soglin's entry into the governor's race.
After Soglin announced he'll be running for governor, Walker tweeted against the mayor and the city, blaming him directly for the increased murder rate and deteriorating businesses.
The last thing we need is more Madison in our lives. @Paulsoglin is the latest extreme liberal who wants to take our state backward -- just like he did in Madison, where businesses have left and murders have gone up. We want to go forward.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) January 10, 2018
Walker also faults Soglin for higher homicides in Madison. The ten homicides in Madison last year tied a record.
WISC-TV reports since Walker took office, homicides have increased statewide from 138 in 2011 to 230 in 2016. 146 of those homicides occurred in the City of Milwaukee in 2016.
Walker's tweet also comes at the same time his 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.