Buying of the President

Published — July 13, 2015 Updated — October 23, 2015 at 9:53 am ET

12 things to know about Scott Walker

Polls show Wisconsin governor in top tier of crowded GOP presidential field


Update, Sept. 21, 2015: Scott Walker has decided to end his 2016 presidential bid.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to join the ever-expanding field of Republican candidates running to become the next president.

Polls indicate Walker is an instant top-tier contender for the GOP nomination. And he’s certainly a tough campaigner, having prevailed in a 2012 recall election — the first governor in U.S. history to survive such a vote.

Here’s more about the financial history of a man who could become the first person since Harry Truman to win the White House, but not have a college degree:

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting as well as the Internal Revenue Service, Fox News, Kantar Media CMAG, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the National Institute on Money in State Politics, and the Washington Post.

Image sources: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Michael Vadon/Flickr,

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