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Wisconsin Gov. Campaign Aide Fired Over Tweets

December 4, 2013

Associated Press

Gov. Scott Walker fired a campaign aide over demeaning tweets.
Gov. Scott Walker fired a campaign aide over demeaning tweets.

MILWAUKEE (AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has fired a campaign aide for making demeaning comments about Hispanics on social media.

Walker dismissed Taylor Palmisano as his campaign's deputy finance director Tuesday. The Republican governor made the move after The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contacted his campaign about the Twitter posts.

In a March 2011 tweet, Palmisano said she wanted to choke a noisy library custodian whom she described as an "illegal mex." Two months earlier she had complained on Twitter that among fellow passengers on a bus "Nobody speaks English & these ppl don't know how 2 control their kids."

The newspaper reports that a Walker campaign spokesman says the governor and his campaign "condemn these insulting remarks."

Palmisano issued a statement apologizing and saying she regrets "these offensive and irresponsible remarks."

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com


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