UPDATE: Gov. Walker's new book doesn't tell all

UPDATED Monday, October 21, 2013 --- 11:21 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's new book isn't exactly a tell-all.

In fact, it glosses over or just leaves out many pieces in the story related to Walker's successful drive to take power away from public unions and the subsequent recall battle.

"Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge" will be released Nov. 19. The Associated Press obtained an early copy.

One thing Walker doesn't mention in the book is his 2010 campaign promise, repeated in the 2012 recall and since, to create 250,000 new private sector jobs over four years.

Walker also doesn't write about how six people, including three of his former aides, were convicted of criminal charges stemming from a probe that was ongoing and a key part of the recall election.


Posted Friday, October 18, 2013 --- 10:08 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker takes GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to task for how he ran his 2012 campaign in his new book, offering a glimpse at what a Walker 2016 presidential run may look like.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of Walker's book "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge" on Friday. The 278-page book is available for sale to the public Nov. 19.

Walker recounts his 2011 fight with public employee unions over their collective bargaining rights, highlighting death threats his family received and justifying his actions.

Walker also uses the book to cast himself as a national leader, questioning Romney's message and saying he never got a response from an email he sent Romney offering advice during the 2012 campaign.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.

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