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Governor Tells Supporters To Forgo Buying Children Presents, Give Money To His Campaign Instead

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The War On Christmas may actually be happening this year, but it’s being waged by an unlikely culprit: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Last week, Walker’s campaign sent an email encouraging supporters not to buy gifts for their children and to use that money instead to support his reelection effort.

“Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of,” the email read.

Here is the email in full:

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Walker’s campaign could not be reached for comment on the matter. ThinkProgress will update if we receive a response.

Walker is currently locked in a tight battle for reelection next year. He leads his possible opponents by anywhere between 4 and 7 percentage points.

(HT: Daily Kos Elections.)