AP - If Republican Scott Walker is elected governor and follows through on his pledge to cut taxes amid a massive budget shortfall, essential state programs will be "ripped apart," Democrat Tom Barrett said Friday during a debate.
From WisPolitics today:
Gov. Scott Walker says he may have to again consider laying off state employees if his collective bargaining law remains tied up in the courts for much more than the next week or two.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be the most experienced campaigner of all of the potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race. According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report published last weekend, if Walker pursues the White House, it would be his 14th campaign in 25 years and eighth campaign in the last 13 years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker's Unintimidated Super PAC on Tuesday reported raising more than $20 million in its first quarter from nearly 300 donors. The money was raised before the Wisconsin governor announced his candidacy last week and was the third-largest total for a Super PAC backing a Republican candidate for the time period, it said in a statement.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper quietly took a meeting last month with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and a bête noire to American progressives for his anti-union policies and vocal opposition to same-sex marriage.
Walker visited Ottawa in mid-June on a six-day trade mission through Canada that also took him to Montreal and Quebec City, where he met with Premier Philippe Couillard.
Following a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically African-American church in South Carolina last Wednesday, politicians and faith leaders have led a renewed call to remove the Confederate flag to be from the South Carolina state capitol grounds. Most Republican candidates, after initially balking, have acknowledged that race was a motivating factor for Dylann Roof, the lead suspect in the shooting that left nine people dead.
I have good news to report in Wisconsin.
The recall election for Republican governor Scott Walker will take place on June 7. Polls show Walker Leads Barrett 52%-45%.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker leads Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by 7 percentage points in the state’s June 5 recall election.