Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Speculation aside, Larry Sabato, a well-known political scientist lays out his argument for Gov. Scott Walker being a top-tier candidate for Republican nomination for president in 2016.
The signs that Gov. Scott Walker is laying the groundwork for a possible presidential run are clear, but still speculative. And that speculation may be intensifying as Larry Sabato, a well-known political scientist, has declared Walker a top-tier candidate for Republican nominee for president in 2016 — right up there with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Walker is writing a book about his governorship, which may become a resume of sorts and is planning to address conservatives in Iowa at the invitation of Gov. Terry Branstad in May. He also was one of the key speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. And, according to Politico, “he wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
With a couple of key moves in recent few days, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sends clear signal that he is interested in making a presidential run.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 4:50 p.m. Saturday to include CPAC straw poll results. Coming off Mitt Romney's defeat in November, Republicans are looking for a strong candidate who will give the party a chance at taking back the White House in 2016. Could Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker be their man? Even before the November presidential election, there has been speculation that Walker — along with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others — would go after the GOP nomination in 2016. And in an interview with Politico on Friday, Walker did little to quell that speculation. “Would I ever be (interested)?" Walker told the political web site. "Possibly. I guess the only …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Event at KEI will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Gov. Scott Walker will be in Oak Creek Tuesday for an event with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The "Moving Wisconsin Forward Rally" will be held at 2:30 p.m. at KEI, 824 W. Rawson Ave., according to a media advisory from the governor's office. "New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be visiting the Oak Creek area with Governor Scott Walker to meet with local residents and encourage supporters to continue spreading the word on how Governor Walker's reforms are turning Wisconsin around," according to the media advisory. It will be the first of two visits to Oak Creek this week for Walker. He is also scheduled to be in town Friday for the Drexel Interchange groundbreaking. Christie is coming to Wisconsin to campaign for Walker in …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The GOP 'rock star' plans to join Gov. Scott Walker during his last month of the campaign before the Wisconsin recall election.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — often dubbed one of the "rock stars" of the Republican party — is headed to Wisconsin next month to campaign for Gov. Scott Walker. The May 1 visit to Green Bay and Milwaukee comes about one month before the Republican governor will try to retain his seat in the state's historic recall election. Details were sketchy, but it appears anyone who wants to attend one of the two events will have to contribute $20 to Walker and will then be entered into a drawing for the chance to take part. "With your $20 contribution to Governor Walker’s campaign, you will be given a chance to not only see these two men of action in person, but will have a keepsake of a lifetime to take home with you," according to an email the …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Chris Christie declines to throw his hat in the presidential ring, but for those who say it was his weight that counted him out, fat chance.