Coincidence? I think not. Thanks to Cognitive Dissidence for bringing this to everyone's attention.
For months, Rep. Mark Pocan has been interested in seeing the governors air travel record, because after all, he’s been making the rounds…a lot.
Pocan included the exact timeline in his sites post to prove Scott Walker’s campaign contacted an outside source to harass and threaten Pocan with a similar request.
On Friday, the Pocan campaign for Congress put a request into the Wisconsin Department of Administration for Governor Scott Walker’s air travel from June 4 to September 5, following a previous request for the balance of his time as Governor. Campaign staff personally delivered the request at approximately 10 a.m. Friday, September 5 and confirmation email was sent at 10:36 a.m. CST from the Walker administration.
At 12:33 p.m. CST that same day, an allegedly independent, disreputable right-wing organization, Media Trackers, sent Representative Mark Pocan’s official office in Washington a request for his official travel schedule, through September 1. That request came just hours after the Pocan campaign made the request of Governor Walker’s office.
Who else would have known about the request? No one but Walker:
“You’d think that a Governor who’s flirting with his second John Doe investigation for his direct complicity with outside groups in an illegal scheme to circumvent campaign finance laws would be a bit less tone deaf to continuing to flirt with outside groups so flagrantly,” said Pocan. “I guess Governor Walker thinks his quest for the Presidency holds no bounds, and that’s pretty much what we’ve seen as we go through his travel records.”
Representative Pocan’s Congressional office immediately complied with the request, compared to Scott Walker’s 70 day lag on the first open records request. “Politicians like Scott Walker will do anything and say anything to get ahead, even to the degree of trashing our campaign finance laws and even common sense,” Pocan said.