Scott Walker’s Partner in Power

AP Photo/David Goldman
AP Photo/David Goldman

From The Hill:

A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure.

The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight.

Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as “tournament-tested” and “unflappable,” and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level close-up she’ll get.

“She’s been through a lot,” said Wisconsin GOP lobbyist Brandon Scholz. “His campaigns have never been easy, and they’ve been through campaign after campaign after campaign. She’s ready.”

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