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Scott Walker Facing Stiff Challenge in Reelection Bid

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:24:42 +0000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- With the election a little more than two months away, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker trails Democratic opponent Mary Burke in a new Marquette University poll.

Although the numbers 48.6 percent to 46.5. percent mean it's a statistical dead heat, the latest results are largely unchanged from a poll conducted in July.

Walker has been regarded as a rising star within the GOP and a possible candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination, having survived a recall election two years ago over his decision to weaken union workers' collective bargaining rights.

However, Walker has not been able to shake controversy during his four years in office, including the latest allegations that he illegally contacted outside groups for funding during his bid to avoid a recall in 2012.

Burke, an executive for the Trek bicycle company her father started, has made growing Wisconsin's economy her top priority.


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