Gov. Scott Walker made it official Monday as he announced he is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. The Wisconsin governor will personally kick off his bid for the White House with a campaign event later this afternoon.
Professor Tim Chambless said it shows a fractured Republican Party, and leaves the door wide open for any number of candidates to become the front runner.
Walker has cultivated an image as a fresh-faced alternative to Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who leads many polls of Republican voters.
Labour union federation AFL-CLO President Richard Trumka released a succinct and terse statement following Walker’s announcement.
“Electric” was one word some used to describe this speech. Walker said “After a great deal of thought and a whole lot of prayer, we are proud to announce that I am officially running to serve as your President of the United States of America”.
On immigration, he said on Fox News that he had changed his mind about supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. “Many candidates have been asked to respond to what he says and that’s not really what they want to be doing”, added Haven. “No Common Core. No nation-wide school board”. “Healthy or sick, born or unborn, I will fight and win for you. Healthy or sick, born or unborn, I will fight and win for you”.
Such achievements may appeal to conservatives who hold outsized sway in Republican primaries, yet some could create challenges in a general election should Walker ultimately become the GOP’s nominee.
“We didn’t inherit fame and fortune from our family”, he said. “Scott Walker doesn’t have to tell you what he will do if he’s elected because all he has to do is point to what he has done”. Growth. Safety. “We balanced budgets… and enacted big bold reforms to power out of the big government special interests, and gave it to hard-working taxpayers”.
Walker will get a chance to see whether his strategy is translating into support in other early voting states during an initial week of campaigning that will include stops in Nevada, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa.
He plans to fly commercially for the full journey as he seeks to emphasize his regular-guy persona and save some campaign cash.
Walker’s heavily conservative approach to politics has made him a target among protesters throughout his time as governor.