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Gov. Scott Walker and Marc A. Thiessen

Scott Walker is the Governor of Wisconsin and Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He was previously the county executive of Milwaukee County and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He received national attention in 2011 for his proposal to reign in state spending by limiting the power of collective bargaining by unions. His opponents launched a massive effort to recall him from office, but Walker became the first incumbent governor ever to win a recall election.

Marc Thiessen served on the White House Senior Staff as Chief Speechwriter to President George W. Bush. Before that, he served as Chief Speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining the Bush Administration, he spent six years—from 1995 to 2001—on Capitol Hill as spokesman and senior policy advisor to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms. He has written for many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Foreign Policy, The Weekly Standard, National Review, New York Post, and Cigar Aficionado. His first book, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack, was a national bestseller.

UNINTIMIDATED: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge (Sentinel, 2013)