Democrats are blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker for allowing
his top state aides to attend a Republican Governors Association
retreat where corporate leaders could speak to them if they
donated to the association.
Party Chairman Mike Tate told reporters during a conference call
Tuesday that the move was "an affront to democracy" and
Walker doesn't understand the line between state work and
Tuesday that his staff attends meetings of multiple associations,
just as staffers for his Democratic predecessor, Jim Doyle, did
and his people didn't raise any money and simply talked policy at
the retreat in Carlsbad, California, in July 2013.
The New York
Times first reported earlier this month that Walker's staff
attended the retreat.