Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid
November 17th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
8 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
10 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
1 year 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
Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill
July 5th, 2013
07:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill

(CNN) – Wisconsin became the latest state Friday to legislate tighter abortion laws after Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a controversial bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.

"This bill improves a woman's ability to make an informed choice that will protect her physical and mental health now and in the future," the governor's office said in a statement.
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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition
June 26th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition

(CNN) – As he heard Wednesday's rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

"We have to be thinking about Wisconsin and the other [35] states where same-sex couples can't make end-of-life decisions, can't be notified as next of kin," Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin told CNN.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Gov. Walker argues for 'relevant' conservative message
March 16th, 2013
10:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Wisconsin's Gov. Walker argues for 'relevant' conservative message

Oxon Hill, Maryland (CNN) - Republicans hoping to win a national election need to adopt an "optimistic" and "relevant" message, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told an enthusiastic crowd of conservative activists Saturday.

The tea party favorite, who survived a recall election in 2012 after curbing collective bargaining rights for public employees, said the GOP's focus on fiscal issues like the federal debt and spending cuts ignore policies that have a real effect on Americans' lives. Instead, he argued Republicans should look beyond Washington to find a new direction for the party.
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Filed under: CPAC • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances
January 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, joined the voices laying out a path for the future of the GOP, saying in a Saturday speech that President Barack Obama's second term presents both new challenges and opportunities for his party.

"In the president's first term, we argued against big government in theory. In his second, we will argue against it in practice," he said at a summit of conservative leaders organized by the National Review Institute, a group connected to the conservative magazine. His prepared remarks were posted online by the organization.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Wisconsin
November 12th, 2012
06:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan says Obama won 'fair and square'

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan described his election loss with Mitt Romney last week as a painful surprise but argued the president won re-election "fair and square," according to the congressman's interviews with local news outlets in Wisconsin on Monday.

"It hurts to lose a big election like this, but I don't have any regrets whatsoever," Ryan told The Journal Times of Racine on Monday, adding that they "ran the kind of race we wanted to run" and campaigned on "specific solutions and big ideas."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Baldwin: 'I didn't run to make history'

(CNN) – Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who won the open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay member of the upper chamber. Asked Wednesday by CNN's Soledad O'Brien if she plans to pursue an agenda fighting for lesbian and gay causes, Baldwin said she hopes to see "change that will move us forward," but added the issue did not define her campaign.

"If you're not in the room the conversation is about you; if you're in the room the conversation is with you–and that does transform things. But as I said last night, I didn't run to make history. I ran to make a difference," Baldwin said, adding that her campaign focus was on the middle class, security benefits for seniors, and veterans issues.

Baldwin defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in a closely-watched race to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.


Filed under: 2012 • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
01:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - After seven terms in the House, Democrat Tammy Baldwin has defeated Former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for Wisconsin's open Senate seat, according to CNN's projections.

Though polling had the election close through most of the race, Baldwin defeated Thompson 51% to 46% with 78% reporting.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tammy Baldwin • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
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