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Wis. Gov. Walker Outlines Abortion, Gay Marriage Positions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. In the Sept. 5 letter to Wisconsin Family Action, Walker says he passed legislation that gives women seeking abortions more information and health protection and that he cut off state funding for abortion providers.

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Gov. Walker: Same-Sex Marriages From June Will Be Recognized

Gov. Scott Walker says hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June will be recognized by the state. There had been questions over whether those marriages would be legally recognized, since they happened when the gay marriage ban was blocked only temporarily.

10/13/2014

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Voters Get First Chance To See Walker With Burke

Wisconsin voters get a chance to assess Gov. Scott Walker alongside Democratic challenger Mary Burke as the two meet for a live debate broadcast nationwide.

10/10/2014

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Michelle Obama Rallies Young Voters In Wisconsin

First lady Michelle Obama is rallying young voters in Wisconsin’s governor’s race, saying if they show up to vote Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be defeated. Obama appeared at a rally Tuesday near the University of Wisconsin campus before heading south to rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at the University of Illinois.

10/07/2014

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Gov. Chris Christie Campaigning In Minnesota, Wisconsin

Republican Jeff Johnson’s campaign for governor is about to get a boost from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, who is also chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will be in Minnesota on Oct. 13 to campaign for Johnson.

09/29/2014

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Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.

07/31/2014

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Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay Wedding

Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son’s decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex’s decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.

07/08/2014

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Grievances Aired Around Wis. Capitol Festivus Pole

The grievances have been aired, and many of them target Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans. About 100 people showed up Monday to celebrate Festivus in the state Capitol, the made-up holiday made famous in an episode of the television show “Seinfeld.”

12/24/2013

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Walker Urged To Keep Kringle As State Pastry

There’s at least one thing that will bring Republicans and Democrats together. Three Republicans and three Democrats sent Gov. Scott Walker a letter on Monday urging him not to veto a provision in the state budget naming the kringle as the official pastry.

06/24/2013

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Dayton To Meet Obama To Talk About Fiscal Cliff

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors meet Tuesday with President Barack Obama to discuss the fallout of Washington’s search for a long-term debt fix.

12/04/2012

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Judge Strikes Down Wis. Law Limiting Union Rights

A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

09/14/2012

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Opinion: Walker’s Recall Victory Speaks Louder Than Protesters

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s blowout victory in his state’s recall election on Tuesday was predicted by virtually every poll taken prior to the election. He was the third to face a recall and the first […]

06/06/2012

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Wisconsin: The Day After

In a not surprising result, the attempt to recall a governor with a 30 million dollar bankroll did not work out for his opponents – or at least did not work out, completely. With the […]

06/06/2012

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Analysts See Broad Implications In Walker’s Win

After more than a year of fighting, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived Tuesday’s recall vote, winning 53 to 46 percent over his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

06/06/2012

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The Badger State

Over a year ago, people in Wisconsin started a long shot process to recall Governor Scott Walker and a number of other Republican elected officials. When Walker took his narrow margin of victory as an […]

06/05/2012

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