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Madison - A filmmaker released a video Thursday that shows
Gov. Scott Walker saying he would use "divide and conquer" as a strategy
Walker made the comments to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who
has since given $510,000 to the governor's campaign - making her
Walker's single-largest donor and the largest known donor to a candidate
in state history.
The filmmaker has done work on Democratic campaigns and gave $100 in
2010 to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker's challenger in the June 5
In the video shot on Jan. 18, 2011 - shortly before Walker's
controversial budget-repair bill was introduced and spawned mass
protests - Hendricks asked the governor whether he could make Wisconsin a
"completely red state, and work on these unions, and become a
right-to-work" state. The Republican donor was referring to
right-to-work laws, which prohibit private-sector unions from compelling
workers to pay union dues if the workers choose not to belong to the
Walker replied that his "first step" would be "to divide and conquer"
through his budget-adjustment bill, which curtailed most collective
bargaining for most public employee unions.
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