Gov. Walker Urges Parents to Skip Toys and Send the Christmas Money to Him

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker waves at his victory party Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis. Walker …

UPDATE: Walker's campaign has fired the aide who sent this email, Taylor Palmisano, for an unrelated incident involving tweets demeaning Hispanics, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's re-election campaign has the cure for your holiday shopping fatigue: Take the money meant for children's toys and send it to the Walker campaign.

In a B lack Friday fundraising email to supporters, the Walker campaign asked supporters for a holiday contribution to his re-election bid that will last another four years.

"This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores," Friends of Scott Walker's Taylor Palmisano wrote in an email.

According to Walker's campaign, toys are temporary, but political contributions are forever.

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"Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of," Palmisano continued. The email was first spotted by this blogger.

Walker, a Republican, survived a contentious recall attempt in the state in 2012, and he is being challenged by Democrat Mary Burke, a member of the Madison, Wisc., school board and a former businesswoman.

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According to a recent Marquette University Law School poll, Burke and Walker are essentially tied. The incumbent governor takes 47 and Burke 45 percent-within the poll's margin of error.

Walker's campaign did not respond to ABC News' request for comment on the email.

 

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