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Democrats shun spokesman for Walker-Dahmer comparison

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The state Democratic Party will no longer use Graeme Zielinski as its chief spokesman after he compared Gov. Scott Walker to Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

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He made the comments via three Twitter entries March 1 following the end of the John Doe investigation into Walker's former Milwaukee County aides. Walker himself was not charged, and some Democrats criticized that outcome with one leader asking Walker to apologize that the investigation had to take place.

Zielinski later apologized on Twitter both to Walker and to Dahmer's murder victims. He deleted the tweets and lost a week's pay of about $1,000. Though he remains as a media advisor to the party, he'll no longer be a spokesman for it.

Top Democrats such as party Chairman Mike Tate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett called the tweets inappropriate.

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