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Scott Walker
Scott Kevin Walker is an American politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. A member of the Republican Party, Walker was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. He started his career working for IBM before gaining a marketing job with the American Red Cross. At age 22, Walker lost a run ran for the Wisconsin State Assembly in a Milwaukee district in 1990. Though he won again later, after moving to a more Conservative district in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
After a first run for Governor in 2006 he dropped out before the Republican primaries. Walker again ran for the governorship in 2010 winning in a three person race in the Republican primary. He faced Democratic nominee, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the general election, where Walker won with 52% of the vote. After being sworn into office in 2011, Walker introduced a controversial budget repair plan which modified collective bargaining rights for most state employees and made over $1 billion in cuts to the state's biennial education budget and $500 million in cuts from the state's biennial Medicaid budget. The budget cuts led to significant protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol and sparked an effort to recall Walker.
In a special election in June 2012, Walker again faced Barrett in Wisconsin's first and only Gubernatorial recall election and defeated him for a second time, obtaining more than 53% of the vote. Walker is the first and only governor in the U.S. to date to win a gubernatorial recall election.

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