Burke, Walker play it safe in final debate


October 18, 2014

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke break little new ground in their second and final debate.

Walker and Burke largely played it safe in Friday's debate in Milwaukee, sticking to their well-worn talking points honed over months on the campaign trail. The debate comes just 18 days before the Nov. 4 election.

Again, they disagree over whether Walker has turned the state's economy around or made it worse. Walker points to the creation of more than 100,000 new jobs and 5.5 percent unemployment, while Burke says Wisconsin is lagging its neighbors and the middle class are hurting.

Burke also defends her jobs plan, even though portions of it were copied from other proposals.

She says Walker is using that issue to distract from his own jobs record.

Associated Press