Scott Walker stopped by the Government Accountability Board in Madison on Tuesday. The Milwaukee County executive dropped off some 15,000 signatures to get his name on the ballot for governor this fall. GAB staff will only be accepting four thousand signatures, which is twice the minimum number needed.
Walker fielded questions from the media at the GAB offices, including whether he’d favor carving out exemptions to the statewide smoking ban. Walker said with the ban just a day old, it’s too soon say. Walker, a non-smoker, said that while he enjoys going to smoke free locations, he didn’t think it was the role of state government to impose the ban. Walker, who touted his experience in heading up the state’s biggest county government as making him the best qualified candidate for governor, was also asked to comment on a recent endorsement he received from a pro-life group. Walker and his Republican challenger, former congressman Mark Neumann, shared the endorsement from Pro-Life Wisconsin, which opposes not only abortion, but all forms of birth control.