Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, made a name for himself by taking on the unions in Wisconsin, eliminating their collective bargaining power, and then surviving a recall election that sprang from that decision.
The fact that he took on the unions and won, makes him a darling of the conservative wing of his Republican party because he’s uncompromising and doesn’t believe in handouts for moochers.
Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has labeled Walker as a role model.
The successful Wisconsin governor is ready to try his hand on the national stage and all indications are that the 47-year-old will run for President of the United States in 2016.
He’s stumbled ever so slightly in the early rounds by making some gaffes – notably claiming he didn’t know if President Obama loved America and comparing union protestors to ISIS militants. But he’s a crafty politician who may take it all the way.