Conservative Leader Governor Scott Walker Announces Run for President (VIDEO)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his run for president today.
The popular conservative released this video Monday morning.
From the video: America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker didn’t nibble around the edges. He enacted big, bold reforms that took power out of the hands of the big government special interests and gave it to the hard-working taxpayers – and people’s lives are better because of it.
The AP reported:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media Monday morning that he’s running for president, tweeting “I’m in.”
Walker, a Republican who built a national profile largely due to his clashes with labor unions, also released a campaign video at the same time declaring his entry in the race.
The video is heavy on images of Walker speaking to a crowd in an Iowa cornfield, as well as his 2010 battle with unions. The video includes Walker speaking directly to the camera touting his willingness to take on big fights.
“We didn’t nibble around the edges,” he says.
Walker has a national profile largely due to his clashes with labor unions.
He enacted policies weakening their political power and became the first governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall election. Now, on the eve of his campaign launch, Walker’s task is to remind Republican voters about the four-year-old fight and the recall election sparked by his efforts to weaken unions — and a series of lesser-known triumphs he says set him apart from the crowded Republican field.
“If you could accomplish half of what he’s done in Wisconsin in Washington, D.C., you would go down as one of the greatest presidents ever,” said Walker’s top political adviser Rick Wiley.
Walker cut income and corporate taxes by nearly $2 billion, lowered property taxes, legalized the carrying of concealed weapons, made abortions more difficult to obtain, required photo identification when voting and made Wisconsin a right-to-work state.