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Report: Gov. Walker attended Packers playoff game in skybox; Burke watched from stands

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Mary Burke (photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Democrat Mary Burke watched last Sunday's Packer playoff game from a cold outdoor seat at Lambeau Field -- while her opponent Scott Walker was raising campaign money in a heated skybox just above her.  

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice wrote about this Thursday. He said a marketing executive in New Berlin hosted the event -- Walker and his wife Tonette had their tickets paid for by the governor's campaign -- and Walker's two teenage sons paid their own way.  

Jonathan Wetzel of the Walker campaign confirmed the fundraiser to the Journal Sentinel, and said the tickets were all at face value. The paper was not able to find out how many people attended the skybox fundraiser, or how much the campaign took in from it.  

Wetzel said there would be more information in the governor's campaign finance report which must be filed with the state by July, covering the first half of the New Year.  

Joe Zepecki of the Burke campaign said his boss paid for her own ticket, and sat near the top of the outdoor seating areas along the Packer sideline.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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