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.

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Recent statements involving Scott Walker

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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. 

What have Milwaukee's mayor and county executive promised you?

We're asking your help to track promises made by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele during their 2016 re-election campaigns.

In Context: Scott Walker, Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre

Fleshing out comments made by the Republican governor, which drew criticism from Democrats, in which he compared political attacks on himself to someone attacking the two Green Bay Packers quarterbacks.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Claims have been made about the backgrounds of Justice Rebecca Bradley and her challenger, state Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.

 

Plus: Claims we have rated in the Milwaukee County executive's race

 

And: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by ClintonSandersKasichCruz and Trump, and our article: Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls

Fact checking a Donald Trump appearance in Milwaukee

The GOP front runner made several claims that have, in one way or another, been evaluated by PolitiFact. 

Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by ClintonSandersKasich and Cruz; Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion; and Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls