Rep. Moore Hits the Road


MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Rep. Gwen Moore (D., Wis.) got down with her bad self at a Friday rally in Milwaukee, singing and dancing to the tune of “Hit The Road Jack” in front of a crowd of thousands.

Moore was speaking at rally for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, when she burst into song.

“Hit the road Scott!” Moore bellowed—a play on the rhythm and blues song made famous by Ray Charles. “Great Scott, Scott Walker, you gotta go baby. We don’t want you no more.”

Moore led the crowd through several verses and choruses of the song, railing against Walker’s policies while swaying back and forth to an imaginary beat.

Friday’s rally was the latest stop on the Gwen Moore Tour. She gave a similar performance in April.

However, Politifact rated some of Moore’s lyrical claims, specifically those about Walker “gutting” tax credits for the poor, as “false.”

Moore has represented Wisconsin’s Fourth District since 2005.

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CJ Ciaramella is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was a reporter for the Daily Caller. He was also a Collegiate Network year-long fellow at the San Diego Union-Tribune and has written articles for the Weekly Standard and Oregon Quarterly. Ciaramella attended the University of Oregon, where he edited the award-winning student magazine, the Oregon Commentator. He lives in Washington, D.C. His Twitter handle is @cjciaramella. His email address is