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No re-election job creation promise from Governor Scott Walker

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says he does not regret promising Wisconsin would get 250,000 additional private sector jobs over his four-year term.

However, the Republican Walker says he won't make a similar pledge as he seeks re-election in two months.

The governor said he would unveil a new and detailed plan in the next few weeks for growing the state's economy. However, it will not contain a prediction of job numbers.

Walker was courting the state's voters for the first time in 2010 when he promised a quarter-million new jobs. Only about 103,000 were added, and Democrat Mary Burke is slamming the governor constantly over that.

Walker said he wanted to aim high, after the state lost 133,000 jobs during the Great Recession under former Governor Jim Doyle.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)