Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said on Thursday.
Having spent the past several months traveling the country, speaking to conservatives, courting voters and scoring well in some early polls, Walker will officially enter the race with a campaign announcement in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on July 13, the aides said.
Walker started a countdown of sorts to his kickoff by posting a slice of his presidential campaign logo on Instagram, with eight more pieces to come in the days ahead. He also tweeted an image of himself waving next to an American flag with the message "It begins."
In fact, the race has been underway for months. The jumbled Republican race already has already attracted 14 candidates, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie getting in earlier in the week.
Walker rose to national prominence soon after his election as governor by pushing for a law in 2011 that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers in the state. Four years later, he pressed to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state where employers and unions are barred from requiring all workers to pay union dues. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/02/walker-filing-paperwork-for-2016-bid/?intcmp=latestnews&intcmp=latestnews
Aside fromt he fact that Walker is from my hometown, Wauwatosa, I think Walker is the best candidate.
The democrats have tried but failed to defeat Walker for the past 8 years or so, first as County Executive in Milwaukee and then as governor of Wisconsin and the harder the democrats tried to beat Walker, the tougher he got and he just kicked the democrats ass.
And while the elitist candidates say that walker just cannot be governor because he did not graduate from college, that will resonate among blue collar workers. Walker didn't need some pin head professor how to think and how to write papers. Walker learned about both life and politics outside the classroom and learned them in the real world.
Walker is also right on most issues. He broke the public union strangleholds on State and local governments, Wisconsin is now a right to work state and he inherited a State that was in a financial and social crapper from a democrat governor who ran the State into the ground and Walker not only stabilized the state he has improved it immensely.
So, my dog in the GOP primary is Gov. Scott Walker and I hope you will take a close look at him.