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.

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Recent statements involving Scott Walker

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Our September High Five: By this tally, Scott Walker fared better

Gov. Scott Walker ended his campaign for president in September, but continued to dominate the attention of PolitiFact Wisconsin readers.

Examining some of Scott Walker's campaign missteps

We take a closer look at key moments that were viewed as gaffes during his presidential run.


Also: Our most-clicked items from Walker's run

Our most-clicked Scott Walker items

As the Wisconsin governor ends his 2016 presidential run, a look at our Walker items that got the most page-views in 2015.

Fact checking Scott Walker in the second debate

How did Scott Walker do, factcheck-wise, in the second Republican presidential go-round? We check it out.

Fact checking Scott Walker and unions

We review recent union-related fact checks ahead of a Walker speech in which he is expected to propose abolishing unions for federal workers.