Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides
February 19th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
10 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
11 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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Katy Perry wants to talk aliens with Obama, might have won Wisconsin for him
January 22nd, 2014
01:49 PM ET
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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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
2 years 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
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