Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker will campaign for Williams at Central, Northern Ky. rallies Sept. 15

09/06/2011 12:28 PM

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will headline two rallies and a fundraiser with Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams on Sept. 15, Kentucky Republicans confirmed.

Walker’s first stop will be in Lexington, where Walker and Williams will hold a rally at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s Lexington Victory Office. The event is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. according to a Facebook posting by the Lexington Victory Office.

From there, Walker and Williams will travel up Interstate 75 to Edgewood, where the two will hold an afternoon rally at the Northern Kentucky Victory Office.

Williams previously told Pure Politics that Walker would come to Kentucky to help his campaign but didn’t release any details.

Carol Rogers, chairwoman of the Fayette County Republican Party, said in a phone interview that the events in Lexington and Edgewood will be open to the public.

“It’s for any and all Republicans,” Rogers said. “They are welcome to come and we hope they will.”

Walker and Williams will stay on I-75 for the rallies and won’t be visiting other GOP victory centers in Louisville, Bowling Green or elsewhere. The events will feature remarks by Williams and Walker.

Walker is the third former or current Republican governor to help Williams, following former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

Walker faced controversy in his state earlier this year for working with Republican lawmakers to end collective bargaining for state workers in Wisconsin. While Kentucky doesn’t give most state workers collective bargaining rights, Williams supports right to work legislation that would prevent unions from representing non-dues-paying workers.

Rogers praised Walker for his work in Wisconsin earlier this year and said he’s a good example for Kentucky.

“I’m very excited to have (Walker) here,” she said. “He’s a strong leader for his state and we’re ready to elect a strong leader for our state.”


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