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Press Release: Neumann Raises $1.96 Million in 2010

NEUMANN RAISES $1.96 MILLION IN 2010

Campaign nearly quadruples donor base; has $1.05 million cash on hand 96 percent of donors from Wisconsin; 85 percent of donations are $99 or less

WAUKESHA, Wis. - July 20, 2010 - The Mark Neumann for Governor campaign announced today that it raised $1.96 million in the six-month reporting period that ended June 30, and is reporting $1.05 million cash on hand in documents filed today with the state Government Accountability Board.

"I am particularly pleased that 96 percent of our donors are from Wisconsin, and 85 percent of those donations were in small amounts of $99 or less," Neumann said. "Ours is a grassroots campaign fighting for folks on Main Streets all over Wisconsin, and rejecting the political insiders who don't have the will to fix a broken system of government they helped create."

Campaign manager Chip Englander said that with the campaign now in the closing weeks, Neumann is well-positioned with the resources needed to win the primary and defeat Tom Barrett in November. Englander noted that just last week, a poll from the University of Wisconsin has Neumann defeating Barrett by 24 points.

"In the coming weeks, Mark's campaign will continue to connect with folks in every corner of the state, spreading the message that what Wisconsin needs now are his common-sense, conservative solutions to lower taxes, balance the budget, cut wasteful spending and start bringing jobs back to Wisconsin," Englander said.

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Press Release: Statement From Mark Neumann

STATEMENT FROM MARK NEUMANN ON RELEASE OF COP KILLER BEN SANDERS

WAUKESHA, Wis. - July 14, 2010 - "Murderers simply should not be eligible for early release. In the case of Ben Sanders, the killer of two police officers, Sanders should be serving his entire term for his sickening crimes, without any possibility of getting out early. If Ben Sanders is allowed to walk, I can think of no stronger indication of just how misguided our priorities as a state have become."

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Press Release: NEUMANN PLAN REVS UP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENGINES

NEUMANN PLAN REVS UP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENGINES THROUGHOUT WISCONSIN

Goal: generate 300,000 new jobs by 2020 using 'research triangles'

Tax cuts proposed for job creation

Neumann: "Universities and business leaders join forces to form a model for research, innovation, and economic development."

WAUKESHA, Wis. - June 29, 2010 - With a goal of generating 300,000 new jobs by 2020, candidate for Governor Mark Neumann unveiled a conservative plan for economic development that would closely pair Wisconsin's colleges and universities and economic development advisors to attract businesses and generate jobs.

At news conferences today on University of Wisconsin campuses in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, Neumann said he would create three 'Research Triangles' that combine the intellectual knowledge found on the university campuses with the research needs of the business world.

The three Research Triangles to be established would include:

  • First Research Triangle: Milwaukee - Madison - Kenosha (Includes the Janesville/Beloit corridor)
  • Second Research Triangle: Wausau - Green Bay - Fond du Lac (Includes the area toLake Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin)
  • Third Research Triangle: La Crosse - Superior - Hudson (Includes Eau Claire, Platteville and southwestern Wisconsin)

Neumann was inspired to design a Wisconsin plan after studying the successful Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Since its inception, more than 50,000 jobs have been created with the average salary 45 percent above the national average.

"North Carolina took an excellent idea and turned it into an economic development powerhouse," Neumann noted. "Using this as a starting point, we will create clusters of research triangles that pair higher education closely with businesses like agriculture, manufacturing, IT, and energy development."

As Governor, Neumann would:

  • Create an economic development team within his administration dedicated to interacting with the research triangles, with a focus on quantifying the knowledge base on the campuses and matching it up with business needs across the country and around the world to recruit businesses to locate in Wisconsin.
  • Interface his administration's economic development team with volunteer teams from the research triangles in order to facilitate the development of business parks within the triangles.
  • Offer a business tax incentive to create new jobs in an amount based on the taxes to be paid over a five to 10-year period by the new employees and/or infrastructure and buildings built for the new businesses. This would both protect taxpayers and give businesses an incentive to grow.
  • Order a top-to-bottom review of Wisconsin's permit processes with an eye on eliminating inefficiencies, unnecessary or duplicative rules, and minimizing costs.

"This plan is designed to make Wisconsin the most desirable place in the world for businesses to locate," Neumann said. "Wisconsin has the talent, the space and the quality of life, but state government is out of sync. This has to change, and under a Neumann Administration, it will."

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Press Release: Statement from Mark Neumann

STATEMENT FROM MARK NEUMANN

WAUKESHA, Wis. - June 28, 2010 - Candidate for Governor Mark Neumann issued the following statement in response to the U.S Supreme Court's decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

"I applaud the Supreme Court for affirming our fundamental Constitutional right to bear arms.

"When I ran for office in the 1990s, I took great pride in my 'A+' rating from the NRA, and my beliefs are as strong as ever.

"Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that does not have a concealed-carry law for law-abiding citizens. Governor Doyle has twice vetoed such a measure. As Governor, I will sign concealed-carry."

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Press Release:NEUMANN PROPOSES 'CLEAN SLATE' OF WISCONSIN EDUCATION REFORMS

NEUMANN PROPOSES 'CLEAN SLATE' OF WISCONSIN EDUCATION REFORMS

  • Superintendent at Lake Country School joins Neumann to Support Education Proposal
  • Neumann: “I will form a Blue Ribbon Panel on Education reform to increase accountability, innovation, parental involvement and local control. Wisconsin should have the best educated children in the world—and we can do it at a lower cost.

MILWAUKEE, MADISON, AND GREEN BAY, Wis. - June 21, 2010 - With a goal of having the best educated children in the world, candidate for Governor Mark Neumann today unveiled a comprehensive plan he will begin to enact within his first 60 days in office. The plan is to increase accountability, innovation, parental involvement, and local control. It will reduce state bureaucracy and increase dollars directly into the classroom.

“A 21st Century economy requires 21st Century job skills,” Neumann said today at news conferences in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. “Wisconsin’s K-12 system needs serious reforms. The future of our great state depends on us staying competitive globally.”

Mark Lichte joined Neumann. He added, “I, a Superintendent at Lake Country School District, believe that we can find more than 10% savings by eliminating state mandates that do not affect the quality of education in the classroom if we implement Mark Neumann’s plan.”

Neumann proposes the following:

  • Form a blue ribbon panel of representatives from throughout the education system and parents tasked with transforming the educational model in Wisconsin.  Neumann will personally chair the panel, which will be created within his first 60 days in office.
  • Define a means of measuring outcomes that will require use of standardized exams with national norms already established. The most appropriate tests will be selected with local officials then deciding which one to administer. Any person or school receiving state dollars shall be required to take one of the selected tests.
  • Define a “Performance Bonus System” where, based on the measured outcomes, individual teachers and individual schools compete for bonuses based on academic growth.
  • Develop a system whereby any form of alternative education system, including choice and charter are encouraged to exist provided the outcomes meet or exceed desired growth rates and the costs are at least 10% lower than public schools.
  • Define a system to grade publically funded schools based on measured outcomes with grades of A, B, C, D, or F.  Successful and failing schools will be identified based on academic growth as measured by the standardized tests.
  • In areas served by schools that are rated as D or F for two consecutive years, the reimbursement rate for alternative educational systems shall equal the amount being spent on public school students.  The goal is to enhance competition.
  • Eliminate state mandates that prevent schools from providing education in a more cost effective manner without hurting educational quality.  The target is the elimination of enough mandates to allow for a 10% across the board savings in the cost of educating children. 
  • Eliminate state regulations that impede greater local control by teachers, school administrators, and school boards.
  • Develop a model where the state dollars in education follow the child as opposed to being sent directly to an institution.  The intent is allow for the expansion of school choice, charter, and other innovative schools, involve the parents more directly in education, and encourage schools to compete for students by providing the best educational opportunities. 
  • Define suggested qualifications for school personnel including teachers and administrators, but include a plan to eliminate state-mandated teacher and administrator certification.  The panel will empower local schools boards to control hiring practices.
  • Eliminate the income and enrollment caps for Milwaukee’s school choice program.
  • Seek ways to make taxpayer-owned, unoccupied educational spaces available to the private and public charter schools with a lease rate not to exceed $1,200/student.  In the event more than one non-public school wished to lease the same facility then a bidding process shall be used.

“Through competition and innovation, failing schools will be given incentives to improve, or else be replaced by successful private choice schools, public charter schools, and other forms of innovative education,” Neumann said.  “It is essential that all publically funded educational systems be held accountable based on academic outcomes.”

Neumann has an extensive background in education. He earned an undergraduate degree in Math/Education, a Masters degree in Education, and did Post Master’s Degree work at UW—Madison. He has taught in public schools, the UW System and at a private college. 

Neumann also co-founded and co-chairs a non-profit organization managing private choice and public charter schools in Milwaukee and Phoenix, Arizona, with nearly 1,000 students in the system.

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Press Release: Statement from Mark Neumann

STATEMENT FROM MARK NEUMANN

WAUKESHA, Wis. - June 17, 2010 - Candidate for Governor Mark Neumann issued the following statement this afternoon regarding his primary election opponent's proposal on state employee pensions.

"Everything has to be on the table to fill the budget hole left by the disastrous mismanagement of Governor Doyle. As I have said before, as Governor I will handle negotiations with unions just as I do with my small business. The fact is that everyone has to sacrifice to bring the budget into balance, and state employees are no exception.

"Scott Walker is addressing one piece of a very large puzzle - under ten-percent of the multi-billion dollar budget hole we face. I advocate a far more comprehensive approach that doesn't cherry-pick budget line items. The most critical issue we face, and the plan I support, would impose strict fiscal discipline throughout state government. I have called for a specific spending plan that will ask all agencies across the board to make a minimum one-percent cut annually in spending proposals from the current budget amount.

"My plan will result in a true balanced budget. This is a fundamental change in approach to Wisconsin's budget. It's a business approach that will stop out of control spending and deliver tax cuts."

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Press Release: Mark Neumann Goes to Democrat Convention

MARK NEUMANN GOES TO DEMOCRAT CONVENTION TO CHALLENGE TOM BARRETT

Neumann: "Barrett's increased government spending faster than Jim Doyle."

Neumann: "If you like Jim Doyle, you'll love Tom Barrett."

WAUKESHA, Wis. - June 12, 2010 - Republican candidate for Governor Mark Neumannstopped by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's State Convention today to talk about what a Governor Barrett would mean for Wisconsin.

"If you like Jim Doyle you're gonna love Tom Barrett. He increased government spending faster than Jim Doyle. 

"In fact, Barrett's long, long record as a big spender is enough to make even Jim Doyle blush. As Milwaukee Mayor, Barrett's first proposed budget in 2005 had $1.1 billion in spending. His last proposed budget in 2010 had $1.45 billion in spending. In six years, he proposed to increase spending by 31%. So when Tom Barrett suddenly claims he is a fiscal conservative, don't believe the hype. 

"Under Tom Barrett's watch, Milwaukee has lost more jobs on a percentage basis than any other major metro area except Detroit. A second study considered the small business climate in Milwaukee and found it to be the 96th worst of 100 areas studied in America. Just this week we heard about Harley-Davidson entertaining offers to move to another state. Our economy is already suffering. Wisconsin cannot take a continuation of Jim Doyle's disastrous economic policies. 

"In contrast, I'm a successful small business owner. have proposed a real conservative solution to balance the budget, control spending and reduce taxes, which will in turn lead to job growth across the board. I have the decades of private sector experience to keep Wisconsin growing, instead of more failed policies from just another career politician."

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Statement from Mark Neumann on 1st Tom Barrett Ad

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Lato
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 (608) 219-7231

STATEMENT FROM MARK NEUMANN ON 1ST TOM BARRETT AD

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 25, 2010 - "It is puzzling that career politician Tom Barrett's first TV ad touts his record as a job creator. Under his watch, Milwaukee has seen a stunning number of jobs disappear. Tom Barrett is ill-equipped to solve Wisconsin's jobs crisis. 

"Right now the business climate in Milwaukee and Wisconsin is dismal, but it can be fixed. As Governor my top priority will be to enact a conservative plan to balance Wisconsin's budget, cut spending and cut taxes with a goal of generating jobs at a record pace in every part of our state."

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Press Release: Neumann Delivers to Governor Doyle 25,000+ Petitions Saying

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Lato
Monday, May 24, 2010 (608) 219-7231

NEUMANN DELIVERS TO GOVERNOR DOYLE 25,000+ PETITIONS SAYING "NO" TO OBAMACARE

Neumann: "Wisconsin can enact conservative reforms that put big-spending Congress to shame."

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 24, 2010 - Candidate for Governor Mark Neumann today delivered more than 25,000 petition signatures to Gov. Jim Doyle from Wisconsin citizens who object to a massive federal takeover of the healthcare system. 

"This represents the voice of folks across Wisconsin, and they are saying loud and clear: stop wasteful healthcare spending, and don't cripple us with more debt at a time when we cannot afford it," Neumann said at a news conference outside Doyle's office. "This is the worst of the career politician mindset: ignore the will of the people and resist any attempt at innovation that can actually increase competition while bringing down costs." 

As Governor, Neumann will request a state waiver from the healthcare law within his first 60 days in office. Neumann has also said he would give the Attorney General the authority to proceed with legal action in an effort to exempt Wisconsin from the federal law, as a number of other states are now doing. 

"At the same time, I will work to enact conservative solutions to control costs while also increasing coverage and improving access," Neumann added. "My plan for healthcare reform will ultimately give Wisconsin a real advantage in attracting jobs." 

Neumann has introduced a 'Wisconsin Prescription for Healthcare Reform' that calls for tort reform, a 110-percent Wisconsin tax deduction on health insurance costs for individuals and businesses, lifting restrictions on insurance company competition across state lines, and taking action to encourage health savings accounts participation. The full plan is available at http://markforgov.com/candidate/issues/healthcare#reform

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Statement from Mark Neumann on Miller-Coors

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 21, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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STATEMENT FROM MARK NEUMANN ON MILLER-COORS

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 21, 2010 - "First, it was Harley-Davidson. Now Miller Coors is considering whether to pull up stakes and leave Milwaukee. This would devastate not only Wisconsin's economy, but also our sense of pride as a state. The potential loss of two world-famous companies, both Wisconsin institutions, is simply unacceptable. 

"It is telling that this is happening under the watch of a career politician who now wants to be Governor. It is clear he doesn't have the ability to solve Wisconsin's jobs crisis. 

"The business climate in Milwaukee and Wisconsin is in dire need of an emergency overhaul. As Governor my highest priority will be to ensure that Wisconsin balances its budget, controls spending and cuts taxes with a goal of generating jobs at a record pace and keeping our largest employers right here."

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In Case You Missed It: Voters Reject Party Leadership...Again and Again

In Case You Missed It: Voters Reject Party Leadership...Again and Again

FROM TIME.COM, ON TUESDAY'S ELECTIONS: "This is how it goes in 2010 at the ballot box: old orders are upended, political lions become roadkill, chosen successors get left behind and the outsider, riding a wave of discontent, becomes the new front-runner... 

..."[I]n Kentucky, the Washington establishment's chosen Republican Senate candidate, Trey Grayson, fell... 

..."[V]oters rejected the instructions of their own party's leadership, as they have repeatedly this year in states as varied as Utah and Florida." 

Read the full article here:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100519/us_time/08599199018500

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Neumann comments on GAB complaint against Walker

For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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NEUMANN COMMENTS ON GAB COMPLAINT AGAINST WALKER

Neumann to Walker: "Return the money"

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 19, 2010 - Candidate for Governor Mark Neumann issued the following statement about a complaint filed Tuesday with the state Government Accountability Board, regarding campaign activity in the office of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. 

A separate complaint was filed Friday with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office seeking a criminal investigation. These complaints were not filed by the Neumann campaign, or anyone affiliated with the Neumann campaign. Both complaints were filed after an employee in Walker's office quit in the wake of a newspaper investigation that revealed the worker was campaigning on county time. 

In addition, official schedules released by the County Executive's office show Walker has taken the equivalent of 128 paid 'personal' days in a 14 month period, from January 2009 through February 2010. 

"Whenever government employees engage in campaign activity on the taxpayer's dime, it is troubling news. The regulations are clear on the use of taxpayer dollars to help a candidate's campaign. It may be illegal and it is certainly unethical. 

"That said, I am confident Scott Walker will do the right thing and reimburse taxpayers for all of the time he and his staff have spent campaigning while on the county clock."

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Press Release: Scott Walker’s Double Standard:

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 17, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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SCOTT WALKER'S DOUBLE STANDARD: CAMPAIGNING ON TAXPAYER'S DIME

As County Exec, Walker takes average of 17 hours of 'personal time' each week since Jan. 2009 Walker's 'personal time' on campaign trail cost Milwaukee County taxpayers at least $60,000 plus pension benefits Walker double standard: Staffer ousted for posting online messages on county time

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 17, 2010 - Schedules obtained through an open records request show that Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has taken an average of 17 hours per week of 'personal time' from January 2009 through February 2010. He's taken a total of 1,021.75 hours of 'personal time' over those 14 months - the equivalent of 128 paid vacation days.

"Scott Walker is earning a six-figure salary to serve as county executive while actually working part-time hours as he runs around the state campaigning for Governor," Neumann for Governor Campaign Manager Chip Englander said. "In Walker's quest to move up the career politician ladder, the taxpayers of Milwaukee County are left holding the brown bag. At these hours he doesn't even need to pack a lunch."

Also, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that a Walker staffer in his county office has quit after an investigation by the paper revealed she was posting pro-Walker comments online while at work. 

Englander noted that at the same time Walker is taking nearly half of every week off for 'personal time,' a Walker staffer has been shown the door for campaigning on behalf of her boss on county time.

"The standards are slippery depending on who is campaigning on the taxpayer's dime," Englander added. "Instead of hopping on a motorcycle for yet another campaign jaunt, Scott Walker needs to explain to Milwaukee County taxpayers the double standard that lets him take almost half of every week off while someone in his office gets the boot for the same activity."

Below is how much personal time Walker took by week since January 2009 through February 2010.

Week Personal Time
12-Jan 13.75
19-Jan 13.25
26-Jan 23.75
2-Feb 12.75
9-Feb 13
16-Feb 11
23-Feb 7.5
2-Mar 18.5
9-Mar 22.25
16-Mar 12
23-Mar 8.5
30-Mar 19
6-Apr 12.25
13-Apr 1
20-Apr 14.5
27-Apr 30.75
4-May 9.75
11-May 8.5
18-May 18.5
25-May 15.5
1-Jun 13.75
8-Jun 28.5
15-Jun 22.25
22-Jun 6
29-Jun 11
6-Jul 16.5
13-Jul 10
20-Jul 22.75
27-Jul 18.5
3-Aug 8
10-Aug 15.25
17-Aug 23.5
24-Aug 10.75
31-Aug 14.5
7-Sep 13.5
14-Sep 15.25
21-Sep 10.5
28-Sep 22.25
5-Oct 22
12-Oct 20
19-Oct 19.5
26-Oct 19
2-Nov 19
9-Nov 21.25
16-Nov 26
23-Nov 26.5
30-Nov 18.75
7-Dec 23
14-Dec 25.75
21-Dec 20.5
28-Dec 22
4-Jan 17.25
12-Jan 24
18-Jan 23
25-Jan 25.25
1-Feb 23.5
8-Feb 15
15-Feb 26.25
22-Feb 15.5
Total 1,021.75
Time 60 Weeks
Time 14 Months
Average 17

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Press Release: Neumann Will Not Participate In GOP Convention Endorsement

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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NEUMANN WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN GOP CONVENTION ENDORSEMENT VOTE

Neumann: "Let the voters decide." Supporters, Milwaukee delegate call for halt to divisive process

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 13, 2010 - Surrounded by supporters, candidate for Governor Mark Neumann announced today that he will turn down the Republican Party’s offer to be considered for endorsement at its Milwaukee Convention on May 22. 

"The next Governor of Wisconsin should be picked by the voters. I'm running on a conservative message of cutting spending to cut taxes to create jobs. The people of Wisconsin can be trusted to decide if that's who they want as Governor," Mark Neumann stated. "Let them decide and no one else." 

Don Holt, a former Republican Party candidate for office, was among those attending Neumann's press conference. He added, "I'm a Milwaukee County Republican delegate to the State Convention and I will be voting for no endorsement. This endorsement will divide our party and hurts our chances to win the Governor's race in November. It's crazy for the party to endorse in a race that's a dead heat." 

Even Republican Party leaders are questioning the value of party endorsements in a year in which both establishment Republicans and Democrats across the country are facing uphill election battles. Just recently, John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said having a formal GOP endorsement is not helpful - and that people want to be listened to, not lectured to. 

This year, establishment Republican candidates with party support have a poor track record. In Florida, Kentucky, Utah, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, establishment and GOP-endorsed candidates are losing or have lost to outsiders, as voters reject being told who to vote for. 

Also, the last time the Wisconsin Republican Party endorsed a candidate in a contested primary for Governor was Bob Kasten in 1978. Kasten lost the primary, and fellow Republican Lee Sherman Dreyfus went on to become Wisconsin's Governor that year.

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Press Release: John Gard and Cate Zeuske: "Neumann Best to Lead Wisconsin"

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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JOHN GARD AND CATE ZEUSKE: "NEUMANN BEST TO LEAD WISCONSIN"

Former Assembly Speaker and Former State Treasurer to Serve as Campaign Co-Chairs Gard: "Mark is a proven conservative who has a plan to cut wasteful government spending, lower taxes and create jobs."

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 12, 2010 - Former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker John Gard and former Wisconsin State Treasurer Cate Zeuske announced today that they formally endorseMark Neumann for Governor and will serve as campaign Co-Chairs. 

At events today in the Milwaukee area, Madison and Green Bay, Gard and Zeuske joined Neumann to offer their enthusiastic support. 

"As a former State Treasurer and Revenue Secretary, I understand the seriousness of Wisconsin's budget mess," Zeuske stated. "I'm supporting Mark because he is the best candidate to cut wasteful government spending and fix the budget. He has decades ofprivate sector experience and a stellar record in Congress in the 1990s. He successfully fought for balanced budgets and lower taxes that led to job growth. Mark's conservative credentials are bulletproof. 

"I urge people across this great state to join me in backing Mark Neumann as Wisconsin's next Governor," Zeuske concluded. 

"I know firsthand about the dysfunction in Madison," Gard noted. "Liberals there are tough as nails and will fight our next Governor every step of the way as he tries to reform state government. 

"I've followed the race for Governor closely and studied all the candidates because I want to back a conservative I can trust to stand strong for the principles of less government spending, lower taxes and a free market environment that will create jobs," Gard added. "Mark Neumann is that conservative leader." 

"I'm so pleased to have earned the support of John and Cate. They are both conservative champions and I am honored to have them on our team as campaign Co-Chairs," Neumann said. "This continues our campaign's tremendous momentum." 

Gard served as a Republican legislative leader for the Fox Valley in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1987 to 2007, and as the Assembly Speaker from 2003 to 2007. 

Zeuske served as Wisconsin State Treasurer from 1991-1994 and served as Revenue Secretary in former Governor Tommy Thompson's cabinet. 

Gard and Zeuske's endorsements come on the heels of a series of independent polls that show Neumann's campaign has all the momentum. The most recent Rasmussen poll shows Mark Neumann is better known and better liked than all other candidates for Governor. His campaign also has nearly 50,000 Facebook fans - more than any other Republican candidate for Governor in America.

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Mark Neumann Statement on Mark Green Endorsing Scott Walker

For Immediate Release     Monday, May 10, 2010     Contact: Chris Lato     (608) 219-7231

MARK NEUMANN STATEMENT ON MARK GREEN ENDORSING SCOTT WALKER

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 10, 2010 - "Mark Green is an outstanding public servant and a fine Republican. It's no surprise he's endorsed Scott, since Scott quit the 2006 Governor's race for him. 

"At the end of the day, average folks from across Wisconsin will decide this election. I'm focused on communicating my conservative message to those folks - the message of cutting spending and lowering taxes to create jobs. That's why we have nearly 50,000 Facebookfans, active supporters in every county, and a campaign with all the momentum confirmed by a series of independent polls."

 

Press Release: Senator Tom Coburn Strongly Endorses Mark Neumann

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 3, 2010

Contact: Chris Lato

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NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER SENATOR TOM COBURN STRONGLY ENDORSES MARK NEUMANN FOR GOVERNOR

Congressman Paul Ryan to Co-Host Fundraiser with Coburn

WAUKESHA, Wis. - May 3, 2010 - Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) are holding a fundraiser for Mark Neumann's campaign for Governor on May 4. 

Congressman Ryan has represented Wisconsin's First Congressional District in Southeast Wisconsin since 1998 - when he succeeded Mark Neumann. 

Senator Coburn is a national conservative leader, known for his repeated battles with the big spenders in both parties. Coburn has offered more amendments than any of his colleagues including amendments to eliminate funding for the "Bridge to Nowhere," (republican offered) the "Woodstock Museum" in New York and countless other special interests earmarks sponsored by members of both parties. 

Below is a statement Senator Coburn released: 

"In the race for Wisconsin Governor, I urge Republicans to nominate and elect Mark Neumann. I know Mark personally. I've worked alongside him in the Congress. I know Mark is a Republican committed to the finest ideals of faith, family, freedom and community. 

"Without question, Mark is a conservative who has stood strong for the timeless principles we cherish. Mark proved his loyalty to the values we share when Republican Congressional leaders tried to fire Mark from the Appropriations Committee for voting repeatedly against bigger spending and more government. Mark took on the leadership, redoubled his efforts to resist wasteful spending, and helped lead like-minded colleagues who eventually balanced the budget within four years. 

"Americans today are more engaged in the political process than ever before. There is an unprecedented level of enthusiasm for limited and accountable government. Mark is the right candidate at the right time to assure those hopes are realized in Wisconsin. 

"Mark Neumann is exactly the right Republican to lead Wisconsin into a stronger, more prosperous, future."

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Press Release: Neumann Personally Phones Barrett and Walker:

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 30, 2010

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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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In Case You Missed It: GOP Admits Endorsement "Not Necessarily Helpful"

 In Case You Missed It: GOP Admits Endorsement "Not Necessarily Helpful"

Chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee: Voters "want to be listened to, not lectured to"

A national Republican Party leader admits that having a formal Republican Party endorsement is not beneficial for many GOP candidates facing contested primaries across the country. 

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said voters in this political climate don’t want a choice forced upon them. 

"I think more than any time I've seen in the recent past, instead of a Contract for America, voters want a Contract from America. In other words, they want to be listened to, not lectured to, and not to have their choices made for them," Cornyn said. 

The article continued: "Cornyn's acknowledgement that the NRSC's backing or perceived backing of several candidates across the country is notable considering how many face strong challenges. Another example is Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R), who is trailing Rand Paul (R) in most polls . . . 

"We've got strong candidates running in contested primaries and I think that it would be a mistake at this point for me or anybody that works in Washington, DC, to sort of try to anoint anybody. So I'm gonna leave that where it should be left and that is up to the voters in the state of Kentucky," he said. 

Read the full article here:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2010/04/cornyn_nrsc_backing_not_necess.html

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Press Release: Neumann to Harley: "Please Wait"

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Lato
Thursday, April 29, 2010 (608) 219-7231 

NEUMANN CALLS HARLEY CEO DIRECTLY

Neumann to Harley: "I want to tell him - please wait"

Neumann: Help is on the way to change Wisconsin's economic climate

WAUKESHA, Wis. - April 29, 2010 - Candidate for Governor Mark Neumann reacted quickly to the news that Harley-Davidson is analyzing whether it can continue to keep manufacturing operations in Wisconsin. Almost 1,700 jobs, including more than 1,300 in metro Milwaukee, are at stake.

Neumann has reached out to Harley CEO Keith Wandell, calling him to seek a face-to-face meeting to make the case that help is on the way.

"This would be a devastating blow to thousands of Wisconsin families, our economy, and also to our image as the state that Harley-Davidson calls home," Neumann said. "There is no stronger reason for a real change in the Governor's office. Wisconsin must get away from the high taxes, excessive regulation and other factors that are actively pushing businesses like Harley out of our state.

"I want to reassure Harley and ask that they please wait on making a decision - because as Governor, my highest priority will be keeping good paying jobs like those at Harley right here in Wisconsin, and creating new jobs across the state," Neumann added.

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. Together, this will spur sustained growth. Neumann's conservative record in Congress in the 1990s illustrates his commitment to reforming the reforming government budget processes and spurring job growth.

"Now more than ever, Wisconsin needs a fiscally conservative Governor with decades ofprivate sector experience and a real-world record of creating jobs," Neumann said. "That is the record I will bring to the Governor's office, with a goal of rebuilding our state economy into the envy of the nation."

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