McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo
July 13th, 2012
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo

Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) – The war of words over Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital flared Friday morning inside a Virginia trucking company, as the state's normally mild-mannered Gov. Bob McDonnell harshly rebuked the Obama campaign for demanding that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee release more of his tax returns.

At a press conference inside a Williamsburg trucking company organized by the Republican Governors Association to coincide with President Obama's campaign swing through the commonwealth, McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker derided the president for using Bain to distract from his "horrible" record in the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RGA • Scott Walker • Virginia
Unemployment leads Obama, GOP weekly addresses
June 16th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Unemployment leads Obama, GOP weekly addresses

(CNN) - Unemployment was on the minds of President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday, as they delivered weekly addresses calling for leadership and action to put people back to work.

Walker touted the results achieved in part by controversial measures he took, including restricting the right of state employees to collectively bargain. Unions and others responded to his moves by trying to oust him, an effort that ended this month when Walker survived a recall vote.
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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • President Obama • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Daniels, Walker want Romney to go bold
June 10th, 2012
01:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Daniels, Walker want Romney to go bold

(CNN) - Two leading Republicans and top supporters of Mitt Romney offered the candidate some advice Sunday, saying the presumptive GOP presidential nominee had some work to do in strengthening his message.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, often mentioned as a possible GOP vice presidential pick, told "Fox News Sunday" that Romney needed to offer a bold, affirmative agenda.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • Mitt Romney • Scott Walker
June 7th, 2012
09:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Walker shoots down VP talk

(CNN) – Following his survival of a Wisconsin recall effort, Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday pushed back against the idea of being tapped as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney.

Political observers point out that not only is Walker a rising star in the GOP, but having his name on the ticket could further push the blue state of Wisconsin into the Republican column this November.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Scott Walker • TV-Piers Morgan • Wisconsin
June 6th, 2012
07:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Wisconsin now less easy for Obama, but still not easy for Romney

(CNN) – Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison.

But will it matter in November?

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall vote
June 5th, 2012
11:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall vote

(CNN) – Mitt Romney praised Gov. Scott Walker's win in Wisconsin's recall election, describing Tuesday night's results as a victory for the GOP nationwide.

"Tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses," Romney said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Walker survives recall effort in Wisconsin, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
10:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Walker survives recall effort in Wisconsin, CNN projects

(CNN) - In a vote with possible presidential election implications, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will survive a bitter recall effort, CNN projected Tuesday night.

Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, hoping to unseat Walker, led early in Dane County, home to Madison, and Milwaukee, according to the county clerk's website.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Wisconsin lieutenant governor survives recall vote, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
10:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin lieutenant governor survives recall vote, CNN projects

(CNN) – Incumbent Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican, will survive a recall vote Tuesday, CNN projects, along with GOP Gov. Scott Walker.


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects
June 5th, 2012
09:58 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Walker wins Wisconsin recall, CNN projects

(CNN) - In a vote with possible presidential election implications, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin will survive a bitter recall effort, CNN projects.


Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Exit polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall race
June 5th, 2012
08:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Exit polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall race

(CNN) – Wisconsin voters inundated by advertising and door-to-door canvassing began delivering their judgments Tuesday on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions.

Early exit polling suggests those efforts might have been wasted, as 88% of those responding to poll-takers said they made up their mind on how to vote before the end of April.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
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