Wisc. Gov. Walker Named To Times Most Influential Of 2014 List

Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 7:34 am

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is singing the praises of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2014.

The Associated Press reports both Christie and Walker are considering 2016 presidential runs, making Christie’s endorsement of Walker all the more interesting. But it’s also not unprecedented. Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association and has previously spoken highly of Walker as he faces re-election this fall.

Christie’s three paragraph item on Walker cites his fight over collective bargaining and his successful defeat of a recall election in 2012 as signs of Walker’s leadership.

Walker is pictured leaning against a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with the state Capitol in the background.

In 2011, Walker wrote a piece for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan when he made the list.

NEWS RELEASE FROM ‘Friends of Scott Walker’:

TIME today (Thursday) named Governor Scott Walker to the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

“I am certainly humbled by this honor,” Governor Walker said. “But being named to this list is not about me, this is about our bold reforms and what they have accomplished. Together, we turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a nearly $1 billion surplus, cut taxes by $2 billion, and helped the private sector create more than 100,000 jobs and nearly 17,000 new businesses. We are turning things around, and we are moving Wisconsin forward!”
Wisc. Gov. Walker Named To Times  Most Influential Of 2014 List

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