Sunday, April 27, 2014

Governor With Eye on 2016 Finds His Rise Under Scrutiny -

Governor With Eye on 2016 Finds His Rise Under Scrutiny - "Scott Walker is nothing if not consistent.

From his time as a local official in Milwaukee a decade ago to his explosive first year as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, Mr. Walker, a Republican, has deviated little from a platform to spend less, tax less and rein in the power of public sector unions.

Again and again, Mr. Walker has shown a rare aptitude for recognizing and seizing ripe political opportunities, and he has advanced himself in ways that have him being mentioned with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida as possible Republican contenders for the presidency in 2016.

Mr. Walker flew to Las Vegas last month to appear beside other potential rivals to woo wealthy conservative donors like Sheldon Adelson. And he recently published a memoir, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge” — more the pattern of someone building a national name than a governor simply seeking four more years."

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