February 23rd, 2014
04:18 PM ET
8 months ago

Sunday chatter: 2016 and an unapologetic Susan Rice

(CNN) - CNN’s State of the Union Host Candy Crowley aptly put it at the top of her show Sunday: Four of the last six presidents were governors.

Governors descended upon Washington this week for the annual National Governors Association meeting. They also filled the hot seats on the Sunday talk shows.

That inevitable question was asked. The one about running for president.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Libya • Marijuana • Mike Pence • Scott Walker • Syria • Ukraine
Walker brushes off document release as ‘old news’
February 23rd, 2014
12:34 PM ET
8 months ago

Walker brushes off document release as ‘old news’

Washington (CNN) - Facing controversy back home over documents from a 2010 investigation, at the National Governors Association in Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has decided the best defense is a good offense.

After initially being criticized by reporters in Wisconsin for not answering questions following Wednesday’s release of the records and e-mails, Walker has kept a high profile during the conference. He has made himself available to reporters several times, sat down with The Washington Post and taken part in a national television interview Sunday morning.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.

While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.

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Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides
February 19th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides

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Updated 8:05 p.m. ET, 2/19/2014

(CNN) – When Scott Walker was running for governor of Wisconsin in 2010, the then-Milwaukee County Executive ordered his staff to hold a daily conference call with his political campaign, according to newly released documents Wednesday.

The coordination would be considered illegal under Wisconsin law, as county officials are not allowed to conduct political business on the county's dime.
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Walker's numbers up in Wisconsin poll
January 27th, 2014
04:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Walker's numbers up in Wisconsin poll

(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a slight edge over his Democratic opponent in the state's 2014 gubernatorial contest, according to a new Badger State survey.

The Marquette Law School poll released Monday indicates 47% of Wisconsin voters would reelect Walker compared to the 41% who said they would back challenger Mary Burke.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Republican governors offer support for Christie
Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin
January 14th, 2014
06:43 PM ET
9 months ago

Republican governors offer support for Christie

Washington (CNN) - As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looked to move on Tuesday from a political scandal plaguing his administration, two Republican governors said they still back his leadership of the Republican Governors Association.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters outside the White House they had confidence in Christie's leadership after documents came to light suggesting his staffers had shut down access lanes to a busy bridge last year in an alleged act of political retribution.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gary Herbert • New Jersey • Scott Walker
Dem group knocks Walker after Clinton remarks
November 25th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
11 months ago

Dem group knocks Walker after Clinton remarks

(CNN) – A Democratic group formed to defend Hillary Clinton and other potential 2016 presidential contenders unleashed its first attack Monday, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as its target.

The group Correct the Record, which is staffed with some former Clinton advisers and donors, sent out a release blasting Walker for being far behind in his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs during his four year term, which ends in January 2015.
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Filed under: 2016 • American Bridge • Hillary Clinton • Scott Walker
Walker: Make legal immigration easier
November 22nd, 2013
11:44 AM ET
11 months ago

Walker: Make legal immigration easier

Washington (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that the key to fixing the country's immigration system is by making it easier for qualified immigrants to come to the United States legally, not by solely focusing on what to do with the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants.

"From an immigration standpoint, it is simple," Walker, a Republican, said. "If you want to come into America today legally, it is very, very difficult, from my point of view, to do so on a timely basis… We should be finding a way for that to be easier to do in the United States."
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Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal
November 20th, 2013
10:32 PM ET
11 months ago

Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal

(CNN) - Gov. Scott Walker said that fellow Wisconsinite Rep. Paul Ryan is the exception the his ideal Republican 2016 presidential candidate being from outside the Washington beltway.

Walker, a potential 2016 hopeful himself, recently told ABC that his ideal standard bearer for the GOP in the next presidential election would be an "outsider" and "former or current governor."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid
November 17th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
11 months ago

Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is leaving the door open for a presidential bid in 2016, refusing to commit to serving out a second term. His description of the ideal White House candidate sounds like someone not unlike himself.

"I think it's got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor - people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms," he told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an interview that aired Sunday on "This Week."
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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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