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Scott Walker will pen book – is he another presidential hopeful?

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Another political book, another possible White House run?

That’s what folks are saying about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his forthcoming book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.”

Gov. Walker, who made headlines in the last two years for clashing with unions on collective bargaining rights and surviving a bitter recall election, appears to be using his experiences in Wisconsin as fodder for the book that may help launch a presidential campaign in 2016.

In doing so, he’s following a long line of past presidential hopefuls, Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, told Reuters.

“Writing a book has become part of the template of US presidential politics," Prof. Lee said. “It's part of the checklist of things you need to do as it apparently gives you credibility."

Most recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced she will pen a book, sparking rumors of a presidential run.

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote “No Apology” prior to his run last year, President Obama wrote “The Audacity of Hope” before his 2008 run, and John Edwards introduced himself to Americans with his 2003 book, “Four Trials.”


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