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WDSU Anchor Scott Walker Gives Up and Just Starts Being Governor Scott Walker on Twitter

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

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$3.6M Spent on Political Ads in Wisconsin Last Week

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

WDSU’s Scott Walker Will Be Anchoring the News, Not Facing a Recall Election, Tomorrow

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