Scott Walker - Wisconsin

Scott Walker Worst Governor

Gov. Walker rode the Koch Brothers’ coattails to victory in 2010 and went to illegal extremes to pass anti-union legislation.

Immediately after assuming office with help from campaign donations by anti-union corporate funders, Gov. Walker proposed legislation to strip collective bargaining rights from public-sector employees. In violation of the Wisconsin Constitution and state law, Gov. Walker dispatched state patrol officers to track down state senators who had fled the state to deny the chamber a quorum to vote.

For much of his tenure as governor, Gov. Walker has faced a wide-ranging probe by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office. This probe resulted in embezzlement charges against two of Gov. Walker’s aides and campaign-finance related charges against two separate aides and a donor. Gov. Walker himself was never charged and the investigation was closed in 2013.

  • Elected in 2010; won a recall election in 2012; running for reelection in 2014
  • Violated Wisconsin Constitution and state law by tracking down state senators to force a vote on a measure backed by his campaign donors to eliminate collective bargaining rights
  • Faced a wide-ranging investigation by the Milwaukee County District Attorney resulting in embezzlement charges and campaign finance-related charges against his aides

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