Scott Walker inking a book
March 26th, 2013
07:54 AM ET
5 years ago

Scott Walker inking a book

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is working on a book project, according to a GOP source.

Walker is collaborating with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen.

Widely considered a potential 2016 contender for the Republican nomination, Walker fired up the audience at a major conservative gathering earlier this month. He received one of the most enthusiastic responses from the audience at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.

Walker rose to national fame after surviving a recall election in 2012 following his decision to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees. The move sparked headline-grabbing protests, as demonstrators and public workers took over the state capitol to loudly protest the decision.

The recall election, which took place in May of last year, drew millions in campaign cash from major political groups and thrust Walker onto the national political stage.

He was considered a potential running mate for Mitt Romney in last year's presidential election, and he hasn't ruled out a bid of his own for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Robert Costa first reported the book Monday afternoon on National Review Online.

- CNN's Ashley Killough and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    If this is Scott Walker's way of informing the public that he's running for POTUS, he should quit while he's ahead. I still have fresh memories of Walker telling a millionaire donor that his strategy is to divide and conquer democrats on right to work legislation. Did you think we'd forget Scottie?

    March 26, 2013 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Has he finished coloring it yet?

    March 26, 2013 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  3. Name lynn

    Scott walker needs to work out his own problems, because them republicans is not for the poor people, now whatevr book,scott is working on let it be.

    March 26, 2013 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  4. Anonymous

    This guy is poison. Quietly cuts 140 million from the technical college program then loudly and with much fanfare creates a 15 million dollar commission to look at hi tech training. Cut 800 million from school budgets then borrowed 1 billion dollars and refinanced the 2.6 billion in existing debt while going on national TV saying we have a 400 million dollar surplus and he is going to increase school spending.

    March 26, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    Another Republican that's afraid of a real job. Yet they call US lazy.....

    March 26, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  6. basedonfact

    This guy is poison. He quietly cut 140 million from the state technical college program then loudly creates a new bearoucracy with 15 million dollars to "look at training for tech jobs". He cut 800 million from public schools in one budget then borrowed 1 billion and refinanced the existing 2.6 billion of debt while proclaiming on national TV that he "created" a 400 million dollar surplus and increased school spending.

    March 26, 2013 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  7. Just a thought

    One can only imagine the level of intellect, or lack thereof possessed by his target audience. This dweeb has nothing to offer.

    March 26, 2013 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  8. v_mag

    He's "inking" a new book, eh? Who's dictating it to him? Rush Limp-paw?

    March 26, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    Chapter 1....."Spot"..........."see spot run. Run Spot run." Chapter 2..."me and Rex"...."as I walked down to the pool to get some water, I saw a brontosaurus being chased by a T-Rex. It made me happy that God put me in the same world as them."

    March 26, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  10. GGarcia

    How did that clown ever get elected?

    March 26, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |