Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John R. Kasich and Marco Rubio are accelerating efforts to win former supporters of Scott Walker before the Feb. 1 caucuses.
Russ Feingold just got the biggest gift of his political career, one that will increase his lead over RoJoWho even more. Scott Walker said that now that he failed at running for president, he will spend his free time helping Ron Johnson's failing campaign: With his run for the White House behind him, Gov. Show More Summary
Said Marty Beil, the leader of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, back in 2011, the year of Act 10 and the protests.Beil "died on Thursday at his home in Mazomanie, Wis. He was 68."Here's the obituary in the local paper, quoting what...Show More Summary
New York Magazine’s Frank Rich joins MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how Donald Trump’s bluster muscled a Beltway-approved candidate like Scott Walker...
New York Magazine Writer-at-Large Frank Rich weighs in on Scott Walker's decision to suspend his campaign and why Donald Trump is making both political...
"It was intense," one former Walker fundraiser said of the courting.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) was forced to drop out of the presidential race in September amid plummeting primary poll numbers. Now, the governor is experiencing another set-back in the polls -- this time with Wisconsin voters. Sixty-two...Show More Summary
The last few albums from drone-metal titans SUNN O))) have been collaborations: 2014’s Soused with Scott Walker and Terrestrials with Ulver. They haven’t released an album on their own since 2009’s Monoliths & Dimensions. That’ll change in December, which is really the only time of year that SUNN O))) should be releasing albums. The new […]
"[T]hey are losing [Scott] Walker people to Marco, and if you say what’s true, they get mad."
The newest member of Jeb Bush's campaign-finance team, Anthony Scaramucci, hosts the "Wall Street Week" program. He has found himself in high demand since Scott Walker left the race.
We called the FiveThirtyEight politics team together in Slack — including a new member! — to reassess the GOP field now that Scott Walker has quit the race. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. micah (Micah Cohen, senior editor): It’s been a few days now since Scott Walker dropped out, and the […]
Was Scott Walker a bad candidate? Many people are treating his exit from the presidential race after only 70 days on the campaign trail — months before voting even begins — as prima facie proof that he was, and his departure certainly indicates that something went very wrong with his campaign. Yet, I agree with […]
Heading into the Republican debate Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign was teetering. As the Washington Examiner put it in one headline, “Wisconsin pundits: Walker needs debate of his life.” I’m not sure I would have agreed with those pundits, but it appears the Walker campaign did: Walker didn’t deliver in the debate, and […]
If you’ve been following FiveThirtyEight’s election coverage, you’ll know we’ve been bullish about two Republican candidates throughout the campaign. One is Marco Rubio, who’s done reasonably well so far and is rising in the polls after two solid debate performances. The other is Scott Walker, who just called it quits. We liked Rubio and Walker […]
I'm going to pick on my friend Ezra Klein today. He begins an essay about changes in American politics with a list of four recent developments in this year's presidential primary race: First, Scott Walker, who looked to be the conservative...Show More Summary
There may be no sadder political spectacle than a Republican governor running for president. He knows nothing about foreign policy. But he panders to Neocons who dominate the GOP and expect the nominee to advocate perpetual war. Then his presidential campaign collapses. So it was with Rick Perry. Show More Summary
The last time I ranked the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, I had Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the third-best bet to be the GOP standard-bearer. That was Aug. 2. On Sept. 21, Walker dropped out of the race, registering as a literal asterisk in his...
Sen. Bernie Sanders used the exit of their favorite candidate, Scott Walker, to get a shot in at the Koch brothers and their influence over the Republicans. He got in a few whacks at Jeb(!) and his comment that black voters just want...Show More Summary
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pauses as he speaks at a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Madison, Wis., where he announced that he is suspending his Republican presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) No, this post isn't about Wisconsin's budget challenges or even Walker's own credit card debt. After all, neither [...]
Show me the money, then we can talk. If you're looking for some enjoyable weekend reading, don't miss Scott Walker's campaign manager, Rick Wiley, unloading in a post mortem interview with Politico about the demise of the Wisconsin governor's campaign. Show More Summary