GOP congressman to announce retirement
April 11th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 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
Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides
February 19th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
2 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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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Walker's numbers up in Wisconsin poll
January 27th, 2014
04:46 PM ET
3 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
Katy Perry wants to talk aliens with Obama, might have won Wisconsin for him
January 22nd, 2014
01:49 PM ET
3 months ago

Katy Perry wants to talk aliens with Obama, might have won Wisconsin for him

(CNN) – Pop star Katy Perry says she might have played a role in President Barack Obama's re-election victory in the key state of Wisconsin.

She also has some thoughts on aliens she'd like to share with the President in their next conversation.

In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine, Perry touched on topics from marijuana to plastic surgery to her "relationship" with the commander in chief.

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Filed under: President Obama • Wisconsin
Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal
November 20th, 2013
10:32 PM ET
5 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
5 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
Scott Walker gets a Democratic challenger
October 7th, 2013
04:21 PM ET
6 months ago

Scott Walker gets a Democratic challenger

Updated 10/7/2013 at 4:54pm

(CNN) – Former bicycle executive Mary Burke announced her campaign Monday for Wisconsin governor, looking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The daughter of the founder of the popular Trek bicycle company, Burke's message is one of economic development, contrasting Walker's economic leadership which she says has left Wisconsin 45th in projected job growth.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law
July 9th, 2013
02:57 AM ET
10 months ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law

(CNN) - A Wisconsin federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the state from enforcing a new and restrictive abortion law.

The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday, bans doctors from performing abortions if they don't have admitting privileges to hospitals within 30 minutes of their practice.

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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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