Scott Walker: The Truth

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Scott Walker

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Scott Walker is the governor of Wisconsin, and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate. He is a conservative and opposed to union rights.

Republicans On Scott Walker

Marco Rubio: “No Way”A Governor Like Walker Is “Ready … To Manage U.S. Foreign Policy.” Marco Rubio told an Iowa newspaper: “Governors can certainly read about foreign policy, and take briefings and meet with experts, but there is no way they’ll be ready on Day One to manage U.S. foreign policy.” [Des Moines Register, 4/25/15]

Scott Walker On Immigration

Scott Walker Wants Limits On Legal Immigration. “In a radio interview earlier this week, Mr. Walker, a likely presidential candidate, suggested that the country may need to consider additional restrictions on legal immigration in order to protect U.S. workers, a more restrictive stance than he’d taken in the past.” [Wall Street Journal, 4/25/15]

Anti-Immigration Extremist Tom Tancredo Praised Scott Walker. In the conservative WND, Tancredo wrote, “By design or by accident, candidate Scott Walker has discovered and taken the leadership on a problem that will attract millions of blue collar and middle class voters to his candidacy – if he sticks to it.” [WND, 4/24/15]

Scott Walker Flip Flopped On Immigration To Pander To Extremists. “[W]hen he was in his fourth year as Milwaukee County executive, not only did Walker support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, he signed off on a lobbying campaign to push Congress and the White House to support the McCain-Kennedy bill that sought a comprehensive immigration overhaul.” [Huffington Post, 4/30/15]

Scott Walker On Unions

Walker Would Push For Federal Anti-Union “Right To Work” Law If Elected President. “Walker, a Republican who is likely to enter the presidential race soon, signed a “right to work” law in Wisconsin this year and he sees a need for a similar federal law.” [Radio Iowa, 4/25/15]

Scott Walker On Spending

Scott Walker Made Wisconsin Pay 300% More To Transport Him & Support Staff Than His Democratic Predecessor. “The numbers show that in 2014, when Walker was traveling throughout Wisconsin while running for re-election, security costs for him, first lady Tonette Walker and Kleefisch totaled $2.3 million. That was up 47 percent from Walker’s first year in office, when costs were nearly $1.6 million.” [Associated Press, 4/26/15]

Scott Walker Owes Thousands In Credit Card Debt, Despite Claim To Be A Fiscal Conservative. “The Wisconsin conservative Republican governor owes between $10,000 and $100,000 to credit card companies, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday, which cited Walker’s latest state financial disclosure forms, filed in January.” [NY Daily News, 4/29/15]

Wisconsin Investigation Into Scott Walker

Walker Promoted Fundraising For An Outside Group That Opposed His Recall. “Court documents from a John Doe investigation into potentially illegal coordination between the Walker campaign and groups supporting him indicate that Walker’s campaign had made the Club for Growth the de facto campaign engine for Walker’s 2012 effort to fend off a recall. Walker himself, according to an April 28, 2011, email from campaign consultant Kate Doner, was “encouraging all to invest in the Wisconsin Club for Growth.”” [Madison Capital Times, 10/29/14]

Scott Walker’s Right Wing Connections

David Koch Backs Scott Walker For President, Rubio As Running Mate. “Billionaire David Koch is backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president and is pushing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate.” [NY Post, 4/29/15]