Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Scott Walker's file

Walker

Republican from Wisconsin

Scott Walker, a Republican, was elected governor of Wisconsin in November 2010. He was recalled in 2012 after igniting controversy with a bill curtailing public-employee union collective-bargaining rights. He survived the recall election, defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.  He won re-election to a four-year term in November 2014 and is a 2016 presidential candidate. Walker is a former Milwaukee County executive and former member of the state Assembly.

Walker's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Walker's statements for that ruling.

  • True16 (%)(16)
  • Mostly True32 (%)(32)
  • Half True27 (%)(27)
  • Mostly False24 (%)(24)
  • False38 (%)(38)
  • Pants on Fire10 (%)(10)

Scott Walker's website

Recent statements involving Scott Walker

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

Factchecking Scott Walker's presidential announcement

In Monday's announcement speech, Wisconsin's Republican governor touched on several claims that we've reviewed before.

 

Our speech preview: More Walker factchecks

Fact-checking Scott Walker

With the Republican Wisconsin governor poised to announce for president, we analyze his campaign through the lens of his record on the Truth-O-Meter and the Flip-O-Meter.

Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'?

We examine a statement, often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail, that the founders were "ordinary people."

 

Also: Our 'High Five' of most-clicked items from June.

Were the founding fathers just ordinary people?

The nation's founding fathers were just ordinary people, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sometimes says.

 

PolitiFact Wisconsin wondered about that.

 

Meantime, we hope you enjoy Independence Day.

Our June High Five: Readers ran to Walker items

Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.