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Walker discourages campaign donations from tribes

  • Associated Press
  • November 11, 2013 - 3:25 PM

MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker says he's discouraging parties interested in a proposal to open a casino in Kenosha from contributing to his campaign.

However, the Republican governor is stopping short of saying he would refuse donations from those interested in the project.

Walker spoke Monday after visiting veterans at a Milwaukee hospital.

He has final approval over the Menominee tribe's proposal to open a casino in Kenosha. The Ho-Chunk and Forest County Potawatomi tribes oppose the plan, and Walker has asked his top aide to try to work out a deal between them.

Walker says the best thing the tribes could do with their money is help his staff get the information needed to make a decision. He says TV ads encouraging him to say yes or no are not helpful.

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