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Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

HAMDEN, Conn., July 8 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton is the clear choice among Democrats for their 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, while Republican voters are split, a poll released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Special prosecutor: Wisconsin Gov. Walker was not a target of investigation

Special prosecutor: Wisconsin Gov. Walker was not a target of investigation

MADISON, Wis., June 27 (UPI) --Gov. Scott Walker was not a target of an investigation into possible violations of Wisconsin's campaign finance laws, the special prosecutor's lawyer said.
Frances Burns
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: No 'new news' in court documents release

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: No 'new news' in court documents release

MADISON, Wis., June 20 (UPI) --Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that state prosecutors have been going after him because he took on "big government special interests."
Frances Burns
Prosecutors charge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker conspired to evade campaign finance laws

Prosecutors charge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker conspired to evade campaign finance laws

MADISON, Wis., June 19 (UPI) --Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and two top aides conspired to evade state election laws, state prosecutors charged in court documents unsealed Thursday.
Frances Burns
Paul Ryan keeps getting mistaken for other politicians including Anthony Weiner

Paul Ryan keeps getting mistaken for other politicians including Anthony Weiner

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., May 29 (UPI) --During an event in Michigan, Rep. Paul Ryan revealed he has been mistaken for other politicians including Anthony Weiner and Gov. Scott Walker in the past.
Evan Bleier
"Citizen Koch" documents the effect of money on politics

"Citizen Koch" documents the effect of money on politics

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) --The documentary "Citizen Koch" shows the effect of big money in politics and how it led to the rise of the tea party.
Aileen Graef
Presidential hopefuls, for 2016 and beyond, on Time's '100'

Presidential hopefuls, for 2016 and beyond, on Time's '100'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Time's annual "100 Most Influential" list is awash in presidential ambition -- past, present and future.
Gabrielle Levy
Wisconsin Republicans to vote on secession

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on secession

MADISON, Wis., April 15 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Republicans are going to vote at the next state GOP convention on whether to secede from the United States.
Aileen Graef
Atheist group asks Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to remove religious tweet

Atheist group asks Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to remove religious tweet

March 21 (UPI) -- Freedom From Religion Foundation asks Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to remove tweet that references verse from Bible.
Danielle Haynes
Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll again

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll again

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- For the second year in a row, Rand Paul came out on top of the straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 10, 2014.
By United Press International
Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Conservative PAC conference

Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Conservative PAC conference

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., easily won Saturday's straw presidential poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington.

Scott Walker says governor's office doesn't have private email system

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday no private email system exists in the governor's office similar to one he had as Milwaukee County executive.
Email release could prove embarrassing for Walker

Email release could prove embarrassing for Walker

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Political players in Wisconsin are eagerly awaiting the release of 27,000 emails from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker as he eyes re-election and beyond.

Walker aide's emails to be released

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Emails from a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be released now that she is appealing her conviction in a secretive investigation, lawyers said.
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U. S. President Barack Obama (R) is given a signed Green Bay Packers Charles Woodson jersey by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (C) and Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt as he arrives at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 26, 2011. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other members of the President's Cabinet traveled across the country Wednesday to highlight the administration's efforts to rebuild the American economy. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician who has been 45th governor of Wisconsin since January 3, 2011. He won the office in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democratic candidate Tom Barrett. Previously, Walker was the County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2010, and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1994 to 2002.

Walker was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Llew Walker, a Baptist minister, and Pat Walker, a bookkeeper. He moved with his family to Plainfield, Iowa when he was an infant, and then to Delavan, Wisconsin when he was ten years old.

While in high school, he attended two weeks of American Legion sponsored training in leadership and government; Badger Boys State held in Wisconsin, and the selective Boys Nation held in Washington, D.C. He has credited the experience with solidifying his interest in public service and giving him the "political bug". He graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1986 then attended Marquette University from 1986 to 1990, quitting about 36 credit hours short of graduation, with a grade point average in the C's.

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