Democrats call on Scott Walker to repay state taxpayers for his presidential campaign’s security costs


Democrats are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to pay the travel costs for his security teams that were incurred while he was running for president.

Two Democratic state lawmakers yesterday called for Walker to repay state taxpayers for travel costs associated with security provided by the State Patrol when he was running for president in South Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere across the country.

Walker’s campaign had promised to reimburse taxpayers for costs related to travel for his security team, but not their salaries.

A spokesman for the state Department of Administration says he was checking to see if the campaign had reimbursed the state.

Walker’s campaign ended Sept. 21 due to plumeeting poll rankings and an exexpensive campaign that GOP funders were abandoning.

His former campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.