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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

Author: Thiessen, Mark
Walker, Scott

Publisher: Sentinel

Format:Paperback
List Price:$16.00
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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge : In 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's chances of staying in office looked bleak. Angry protesters - furious about his collective bargaining proposal - swarmed Madison, camped in the capitol, and attempted to block the passage of the governor's reform legislation. Teachers' unions accused him of sabotaging education. His approval numbers fell to the basement, and with the national media's descent on Wisconsin, liberals denounced "Dead Man Walker." He found himself fighting for his reforms, fielding death threats, and facing an unprecedented recall election.

But then something happened. Walker's policies began to work. His constituents realized they were better off with his leadership, and in June 2012, he became the first governor in American history to survive a recall attempt, winning with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election.

In Unintimidated, Governor Walker tells the story of his fight to save Wisconsin from a $3.6 billion budget deficit while simultaneously improving the state's schools and public infrastructure. He describes how he stood for his convictions against enormous political pressure and personal attacks. He explains how he knew his reforms would work, based on his experience as a local official. Speaking from the perspective earned from his resounding victory, he outlines lessons conservatives on the national stage can learn from his success.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Geography
Political Science   Government
Biography & Autobiography   Historical

ISBN 13:9781595231116
ISBN 10:1595231110
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:282
Size:8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h
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