Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker’
Long day. I’m beat. But back to governing the people of Wisconsin tomorrow! Go Pack!
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker6) June 6, 2012
As the results of Wisconsin’s recall election poured in Tuesday night, Scott Walker celebrated victory on Twitter. WDSU anchor Scott Walker that is, not Scott Walker, the reaffirmed governor of Wisconsin.
“Long Day. I’m beat. But back to governing the people of Wisconsin tomorrow!” Walker, the news anchor, posted on his Twitter account Tuesday night. “Go Pack!”
After dealing with a prolonged case of mistaken identity, WDSU’s Walker decided to have some fun on Twitter as strangers mistakenly used his handle to refer to the governor, and his friends played up the confusion. Read more
More than $3.6 million was spent on political ads for the Wisconsin recall election last week, new figures show. The election, which is today, pits incumbent governor Scott Walker against Tom Barrett. CNN breaks it down:
Walker, the Republican Governors Association, and independent tea party groups and other grassroots fiscal conservative organizations have spent around $2.484 million to run ads in the recall campaign over the past week, according to data provided to its clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, a company that tracks and estimates the costs of campaign television ads.
That’s more than double the $1.125 million Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker’s Democratic challenger, Democratic Party committees and independent progressive groups have spent to run commercials from last Monday through Sunday.
Political ad spending is also increasing in the rest of the country as the general election heats up. Read more
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (left) is currently fighting for his political life ahead of tomorrow’s recall election. This presents a fairly hilarious problem for another Scott Walker (right) who anchors the evening newscasts at New Orleans NBC-affiliate WDSU.
WDSU’s Walker has been flooded with messages from Facebook and Twitter users who have mistaken him for the controversial governor. The good-natured anchor, who has been confused with the governor before, recently posted “An Open Letter to the People of Wisconsin” on his personal blog about the mix-up:
There are people though who are a bit confused, like the person who tweeted his family’s support to me this morning. There are many others like him. Reach out to them. Reveal the truth. Let them know that I have much better hair than your Scott Walker…and I’ll be in New Orleans anchoring the news on June 5.
WDSU’s Walker also poked fun at the confusion via Twitter: Read more
News employees from at least three Milwaukee stations signed petitions to recall Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s controversial Republican governor.
WISN and WITI came forward after WTMJ reported during its Tuesday evening newscasts that several of its employees, including one on-air figure, signed the petitions.
With the Saints set to kick off the NFL season tonight against the Packers in Green Bay, New Orleans NBC-affiliate WDSU has rented a house in the shadow of Lambeau Field and anchor Scott Walker and crew have been broadcasting live from the backyard, where they’ve erected a set.
For most people, St. Patrick’s Day means corned beef, green clothing, and plenty of Guinness. For former WPMI anchor Scott Walker, it means that a wildly popular YouTube video featuring him is passed around.
In 2006, Walker anchored a newscast that featured a story about a leprechaun sighting in the Crichton area of Mobile, AL. Video of the broadcast was uploaded to YouTube and it became a proto-”Bed Intruder” sensation, racking up tens of millions of views (video above).
Currently with New Orleans’ WDSU, Walker is now opening up about the experience and explaining the story behind the video that has inspired novelty t-shirts, various YouTube remixes, a Wikipedia entry, and even a “South Park” sketch. Read more
Wisconsin lawmakers are hiding out in Rockford, IL, giving local news crews there an opportunity to go one-on-one with those at the center of a political controversy that is gaining national attention.
Fourteen Democratic lawmakers fled Wisconsin this week in protest of Republican Governor Scott Walker‘s budget proposal, which, among other things, would limit the bargaining rights of those employed by the state.
Shabad was able to catch up with a handful of the lawmakers as they stayed at a Best Western in Rockford.
Walker has been facing large-scale demonstrations in Madison this week, including a “sick-out” by teachers, as public workers protest his administration’s attempt to limit the collective bargaining rights of government unions.
“When you’re threatening the political existence of a handful of leaders out there, they’re the ones most threatened by this,” Walker told Carlson, “they’re going to push this but in the end we think what we’re asking for is still pretty modest.”