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REPORT: Scott Walker's Wife And Sons Disagree With Him On Same-Sex Marriage

Following the Obergefell ruling, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called it a "grave mistake" for America. As it turns out, he's the lone holdout in his own household.
In their house, Tonette Walker heard immediately about her husband’s response from the couple’s two sons, Matt and Alex, who are taking time off from college to help their father’s campaign. She told them to talk directly to him. “That was a hard one,” Tonette said, pausing and choosing her words carefully. “Our sons were disappointed. I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate.” “It’s hard for me because I have a cousin who I love dearly — she is like a sister to me — who is married to a woman, her partner of 18 years,” she said. She said her son Alex was her cousin’s best man at their wedding last year. The couple, Shelli Marquardt and Cathy Priem, have vacationed and hosted parties with the Walkers, according to friends.
Walker is expected to officially declare his 2016 bid next Monday. In an odd move, last night his campaign tweeted out a partial image of his campaign logo.

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