Stands up to unions? Check. Not afraid to chop government budgets? You bet. Cut taxes? Done that.

With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a GOP hero after his recall election triumph _ a mere mention of his name drew cheers Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Chicago _ prominent Republicans seen as possible vice presidential picks took pains to remind conservatives they’re working from a similar playbook.

New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal and Virginia’s Bob McDonnell all paid visits to the conference in President Barack Obama’s back yard, where they eagerly boasted of their own accomplishments.