On Jan. 28, 2011, two weeks before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plan to slash public employee unions’ powers, he dined at the Washing-ton, D.C., area home of Fred Malek, a wealthy Republican power broker.
It was a taste of what would become routine for Walker.
As protesters swarmed the state Capitol and a historic effort to recall him took shape, Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. He logged more time with Fox News, a national, conservative-leaning cable channel, than any other news outlet.
But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising.
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