Interviewer Apologizes For Misquoting Scott Walker On Reagan Comment

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Correction: Right Wing News apologized Monday for misquoting Walker during its January interview. Walker said “a vote for” as opposed to “voted for” Reagan.

During an interview with Right Wing News last month Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) reminisced about conservative darling Ronald Reagan and made an interesting claim.

“I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan — limited government, you know, smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense,” he said. “You knew what you were getting. You knew how a Reagan administration, a Reagan presidency was going to be better for you.”

However, as James Rowen and Blogging Blue note, Walker was born on Nov. 2, 1967. He would have been age 13 for the 1980 election and age 17 for the 1984 election — both times Reagan ran.

Walker’s office did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

[H/t Political Wire]

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