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. Walker is a former Milwaukee County executive and former member of the state Assembly.
Recent statements involving Scott Walker
"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."
Recent stories featuring Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.
Nearly two months into her campaign, the picture of Mary Burke as a candidate for governor is something like the Wisconsin sky on many a December day: Mostly cloudy, with sunlight occasionally shining through.
Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:
Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)
Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)
Striving to concoct a negative image for opponents, political partisans are playing the age-old Name Game for keeps as Wisconsin enters a big 2014 campaign season. In the governor's race, "Millionaire Mary" takes on "Governor Ultrasound."
Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another.
We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.
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