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Gov. Walker issues ice bucket challenge, Sen. Ron Johnson accepts

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker laid down the challenge, and Sen. Ron Johnson delivered.

As part of a charity fundraiser, the Republican governor posted a video on Facebook on Thursday showing himself and his wife Tonette getting a tub of ice water dumped on them. He then challenges three fellow Republicans — Johnson, Rep. Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus — to follow suit.

Johnson tweeted video of himself Friday doing just that. He’s standing by a river and says he’s camping in the Utah mountains. Then he fills a coffeepot with stream water and douses himself. He doesn’t extend the challenge to anyone else.

Priebus tweeted to Walker, “Ok you’re on pal…” but hasn’t posted video of himself doing it.

A message left with a Ryan spokesman was not immediately returned.

1 Comment

  • ELL

    You do realize that accepting the ice water challenge is INSTEAD of donating money to an ALS organization, right? Quite the noble men.

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