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Wis. Gov. Walker gets prominent role at Republican convention

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will get a high-profile speaking spot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., later this month, putting a spotlight on one of the party's rising stars.
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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus has announced that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will get a high-profile speaking spot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., later this month.

As Huffington Post notes, Walker has been a hero on the right since he pushed through an anti-union bill in Wisconsin in 2011 that stripped most public employees of collective bargaining rights. He survived a Democratic attempt to recall him from office earlier this year.

He'll join a slate of high-profile speakers at the convention.

Meanwhile, Walker's wife Tonette is recovering after she had her appendix removed early Wednesday in Milwaukee, the Associated Press reports.

Here's the Fox interview in which Priebus announces Walker as a featured speaker:

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