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"by the time Walker arrived at Marquette, the Jesuit university in Milwaukee, he was describing himself as a missionary for the conservative cause. “He would literally say, … ‘God has told me I’m chosen to cut taxes and stop killing babies,’ even in casual conversation,” recalls Glen Barry, a classmate who went on to become a well-known environmentalist. On occasion, Walker would compare himself to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., noting that they were both the sons of Baptist ministers. In the 1990 Marquette yearbook, he said, “I really think there’s a reason why God put all these political thoughts in my head.”

Giant killer? Meet the Democrat who could crush Scott Walker’s 2016 dreams

Scott Walker is widely considered one of the GOP’s presidential hopefuls. But before the Wisconsin governor can run for president in 2016, he needs to win his bid for reelection in 2014 — and that means getting past his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke.

Burke, the first woman nominated for governor in Wisconsin by a major political party and a former executive of her family’s successful business, Trek Bicycles, is proving to be a formidable obstacle. The most recent polling shows the partisan rivals locked in a dead heat.

In the contentious campaign between Walker and Burke, job creation in the Dairy Land is ground zero.

One of Walker’s main lines of attack against Burke has been to criticize her family’s bike business for outsourcing 99 percent of its production overseas, primarily to China — a strategy that harkens back to the Obama campaign’s 2012 tactic to counter Mitt Romney’s business success.

“What surprises me about it is that a sitting governor would drag a great Wisconsin home-grown company through the mud for politics,” Burke told “Top Line” in a recent interview. “Trek employs nearly a thousand people in Wisconsin; in addition to that, it buys goods and services from other Wisconsin businesses, which creates more good-paying jobs in the state.”

msnbc:

Mary Burke made history when she became the first woman nominated by a major party for governor in Wisconsin. The latest poll out of Marquette Law School shows her in a dead heat against her Republican opponent, incumbent Scott Walker, at 47% to 46%. Burke previously served as Wisconsin secretary of commerce, and before that, worked for her family’s business, Trek Bicycle, now an international company. 

We need women in politics. I believe diversity and representation of many different points of view is critically important. Women’s voices need to be heard on every issue, but most especially on those that are directly related to our personal healthcare decisions and our equality.

Mary Burke 

msnbc:

Mary Burke made history when she became the first woman nominated by a major party for governor in Wisconsin. The latest poll out of Marquette Law School shows her in a dead heat against her Republican opponent, incumbent Scott Walker, at 47% to 46%. Burke previously served as Wisconsin secretary of commerce, and before that, worked for her family’s business, Trek Bicycle, now an international company. 

We need women in politics. I believe diversity and representation of many different points of view is critically important. Women’s voices need to be heard on every issue, but most especially on those that are directly related to our personal healthcare decisions and our equality.

Mary Burke 

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker

"A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star".

a must read for any wisconsinite. 

ilovedramaromance:

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie talk about Chris Evans’s left boob grab at Wizard World Chicago.

I saw this in person! =)