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.

Walker's statements by ruling

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  • True19 (%)(19)
  • Mostly True37 (%)(37)
  • Half True31 (%)(31)
  • Mostly False25 (%)(25)
  • False41 (%)(41)
  • Pants on Fire10 (%)(10)

Scott Walker's website

Recent statements involving Scott Walker

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

Claims that we've heard again...and again

In honor of National Recycling Week, we look at oft-repeated claims.

Fact checking the Milwaukee GOP debate

Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.

Our October High Five

Some older items got new attention from PolitiFact readers in October.

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