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Scott Walker 2016: 7 Facts About Political Background of GOP Presidential Hopeful

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 07:49 PM

Political experience including serving as governor of Wisconsin may lead to Scott Walker’s possible run for the 2016 presidential election. Here are eight facts about Walker’s tenure in politics that support his possible candidacy.

1. Before Walker’s current role as governor, he served as Milwaukee County’s executive.

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In 1993, he entered the political arena after winning a special election to the Wisconsin Assembly, in which he represented a district including Wauwatosa, a suburban community.

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Less than a month after Walker became governor in January of 2011, a series of “Walker-backed bills” were passed by the state legislature, including one that would slash taxes for businesses at “a two-year cost of $67 million,” reported The Associated Press.

4. Scott Walker earned nationwide awareness later in 2011 after his proposal of the “Wisconsin budget repair bill,” passed by the Wisconsin legislature that impacted most public employees in Wisconsin involved in the collective bargaining process.

5. Those who opposed Walker’s move initiated a recall election movement, ultimately forced on June 5, 2012, marking the first-ever recall for a governor of Wisconsin.

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6. Scott Walker maintained his position as governor, earning his reputation as the first to keep the role in a recall election.

7. NPR reported earlier in 2014 more than 100,000 jobs have been established in the state of Wisconsin during Scott Walker’s tenure.

In November 2014, Scott Walker spoke of his intentions to run for the 2016 presidential election when he told NBC’s "Meet The Press": “I care deeply about not only my state but my country. We’ll see what the future holds.”

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