Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again
August 28th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again

(CNN) – Mary Burke, Wisconsin's Democratic nominee for governor, will not appear in public with Barack Obama when the President travels to Milwaukee on Monday to mark Labor Day in the key 2014 battleground state.

The President and Burke are both scheduled to attend Milwaukee's annual "Laborfest" celebration, a gathering of union activists that play a critical organizing role in Democratic politics.

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Filed under: Mary Burke • President Obama • Wisconsin
Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll
August 27th, 2014
06:15 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll

(CNN) – Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker can’t seem to shake Democrat Mary Burke, the Trek bicycle executive, in her bid to unseat in him November's election.

The latest polling shows the race statistically tied.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Walker's bargaining rights law upheld by state Supreme Court
July 31st, 2014
11:31 AM ET
2 months ago

Walker's bargaining rights law upheld by state Supreme Court

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker scored a big victory Thursday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the collective bargaining rights law that angered public employees but rocketed Walker into national GOP fame.

The court also ruled in favor of the state's voter ID law, which the governor signed in 2011 and requires voters to present a photo ID.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Obama administration expands push against voter laws
July 30th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama administration expands push against voter laws

Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is expanding its push to stop what it calls "restrictive state laws" over the ability of voters to cast ballots.

The Justice Department said it was filing legal briefs in support of separate, private lawsuits against Wisconsin and Ohio.

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Filed under: Obama administration • Voter Problems • Wisconsin
Walker not focus of fundraising probe, prosecutor says
June 26th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
3 months ago

Walker not focus of fundraising probe, prosecutor says

(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not currently the focus of an investigation into allegations of illegally coordinated fundraising efforts between the governor's campaign and outside conservative groups in the midst of a heated 2012 recall campaign, according to a statement released Thursday by a lawyer representing the special prosecutor heading the probe.

That probe is currently on hold, pending a legal challenge from the Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the conservative groups in question.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
June 19th, 2014
05:12 PM ET
3 months ago

Prosecutors allege Wisconsin governor at center of 'criminal scheme'

updated Friday 8:20 am ET

(CNN) - Prosecutors claim that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an illegal effort to coordinate fundraising between his campaign and outside conservative groups as he battled for his political life in a 2012 recall election.

The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate is pushing back against the allegations.

In documents released Thursday, local prosecutors in Wisconsin alleged wrongdoing by Walker, a Republican, and two top aides. They said the three took part in a "criminal scheme" to bypass state election laws that prohibit such coordination to help his campaign and those GOP state lawmakers also facing recalls.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
All tied up in Wisconsin gubernatorial race
May 21st, 2014
03:26 PM ET
4 months ago

All tied up in Wisconsin gubernatorial race

(CNN) - Republican Scott Walker appears to have lost his lead in this year's gubernatorial race, according to a new survey of Wisconsin voters.

A Marquette University Law School survey released Wednesday indicated the contest all tied up between the incumbent and Democratic challenger Mary Burke at 46%. That's a significant change from March when the same poll showed Walker up 7 points.

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Filed under: 2014 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
GOP congressman to announce retirement
April 11th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
5 months ago

GOP congressman to announce retirement

Washington (CNN) - Add Rep. Tom Petri to the growing list of House members who are retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election.

The Wisconsin Republican's office put out a statement Friday that the 17-term congressman will make a statement on Monday at a town hall in Neenah, Wisconsin, "announcing that he will not be a candidate for reelection to Congress."
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Filed under: 2014 • Wisconsin
April 9th, 2014
03:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Scott Walker: College degree not a 'requirement' for higher office

(CNN) – Scott Walker suggested it's not necessary for a presidential candidate to have a college degree - after all, he didn't need one to become governor of Wisconsin.

Walker, who's a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, was asked at an event Wednesday if he thinks someone seeking the Oval Office should have a college degree.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Walker brushes off document release as ‘old news’
February 23rd, 2014
12:34 PM ET
7 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
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