On Monday, former Wisconsin Governor and Fond du Lac native Scott McCallum is throwing his support behind Terrence Wall in his campaign for the United States Senate.
Citing the continuing economic crisis, McCallum says Terrence Wall is the candidate with the right experience to help turn our country around.
“Terrence Wall has balanced budgets for the last 20 years as a small business owner. That’s exactly the kind of experience we need in Washington today,” McCallum said in a press release issued by Wall’s camp. I’m endorsing Terrence because I know he will stand up to the power brokers in Washington – Democrats or Republicans – and fight for a balanced budget that won’t saddle our children with any more debt. As Governor, I wasn’t afraid to propose true spending cuts, and I know Terrence won’t be either.”
Gov. Scott McCallum served as governor from 2001 to 2003 after 14 years as Lt. Governor under former Gov. Tommy Thompson. Prior to that, McCallum served as the State Senator from Fond du Lac and Oshkosh for ten years.
“I am honored to accept Governor McCallum’s endorsement,” Wall said. “I entered this race 7 months ago because I was worried about the mountains of debt our children will inherit because of the government’s out-of-control spending. I could not stand by and watch as our children’s future was being spent before they have a chance to live it.”
If memory serves me, Wisconsin’s state budget shortfalls started shortly before (or shortly after) then-Governor Scott McCallum left office, so Scott McCallum seems like the last person who should be talking about fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.