Kelda Helen Roys

Walker blasts Democrats for not acting on exclusion of women

Republican Gov. Scott Walker questioned Monday how Democrats can say they stand for women while not challenging a private business association that excluded female Democratic gubernatorial candidates from a recent forum.

Democratic party officials say they had no influence over who the Construction Business Group invited to its February forum, and the association said it merely invited top fundraisers from each party. Still, Walker's tweets underscore how difficult it will be for organizations to choose who among 17 Democratic hopefuls to invite to forums and debates as the August primary approaches.

The CBG held a forum on Feb. 22 and invited Walker as well as...