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 was a 2016 presidential candidate before dropping out in September of 2015. Walker is a former Milwaukee County executive and former member of the state Assembly.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True24 (%)(24)
  • Mostly True41 (%)(41)
  • Half True34 (%)(34)
  • Mostly False29 (%)(29)
  • False41 (%)(41)
  • Pants on Fire11 (%)(11)

Scott Walker's website

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

5 fact checks on Foxconn and Wisconsin's $3 billion deal

What we know so far.

The year in fact checking, 2016

True enough: In a year in which lie telling reached new proportions, four of our 10 most-clicked items got a rating of True.

The third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, fact-checked

Covering the third night of the Republican National Convention. 

High Five: Our most-clicked items in May

Our five most-clicked items in May ranged from True to Pants on Fire. Not surprisingly, the latter item topped the list.

Rating Scott Walker promises on transportation

We rate the status of three Walker campaign pledges, one on toll roads and two on the state Transportation Fund.