Scott Walker's file


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 False34 (%)(34)
  • False41 (%)(41)
  • Pants on Fire11 (%)(11)

Scott Walker's website

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

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Fact-checking review of Scott Walker's State of the State

Via Twitter, our live look at his speech.

Preview: Scott Walker's 'State of the State'

Speech likely to highlight claims about employment, school funding, tax cuts, more.