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Gov. Walker listed as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World

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MADISON (WKOW) -- In a tweet Thursday morning, Governor Scott Walker had this to say: "Humbled by the honor of being named to #TIME100." 

That's right, Time Magazine has listed Walker as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world. 

In an article written by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he states "leadership takes many forms in public office and one of the most difficult challenges is standing up for what you believe in when faced with relentless public attacks. Scott Walker faced that test and passed it with flying colors."

Walker's battle to bring fairness to the taxpayers through commonsense reform of the public-sector collective-bargaining laws brought him scorn from the special interests and a recall election.  Despite these threats, he stood tall.  The article also states his reforms have brought tax reductions to his citizens and economic growth to his state.  Public workers are allowed the freedom to choose whether or not to belong to a union.  Wisconsin has been made a better place to live and work. 

Christie writes, what was his reward? A resounding “re-election” in 2012 after the failed recall, prosperity for his state and the satisfaction of knowing that the public does recognize and appreciate an officeholder with the courage of his convictions.  Walker is one of those leaders.

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