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Press Release: Neumann Personally Phones Barrett and Walker:

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 30, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

(608) 219-7231

NEUMANN PERSONALLY PHONES BARRETT AND WALKER: "LET’S WORK TOGETHER ON HARLEY"

Wants joint meeting with 3 Candidates and Harley CEO to discuss solutions

Neumann: "This is bigger than partisanship"

WAUKESHA, Wis. - April 30, 2010 - Mark Neumann today personally placed a phone call to his fellow candidates in the race for Governor, seeking a joint meeting to create a plan that keeps Harley Davidson in Wisconsin.

"Let's put jobs above politics and assemble a solution that makes sense for Harley and for the state of Wisconsin," Neumann said. "Let's show this company, this state and this nation that we are all serious about wanting to lead Wisconsin forward."

Neumann responded to the news Thursday that Harley is considering moving out of Wisconsin, putting some 1700 jobs in jeopardy, including more than 1,300 in metro Milwaukee. Neumann also reached out to Harley CEO Keith Wandell Thursday, calling him to seek a face-to-face meeting to make the case that help is on the way.

Neumann's vision is that the meeting will lead to an agreement that all three candidates for Governor would support if elected thus reassuring Harley that Wisconsin is a great place to do business.

Neumann has proposed a detailed jobs and budget blueprint for Wisconsin that includes honestly balancing the state budget, reducing wasteful government spending, and cutting taxes accordingly. Neumann is applying his decades of experience as a businessman, and his record as a fiscal conservative in Congress in the 1990s, to create a comprehensive plan to spur sustained growth.

"Together, we can work with Harley Davidson to convince this American institution not to give up on Wisconsin," Neumann stated. "I urge my fellow candidates to join me in showing that we are all committed to doing right by Wisconsin, and that we are focused on creating job growth for the entire state."

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