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  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • Gov. Walker doesn't expect bill like Indiana's religious freedom act to become law in Wisconsin

    03/31/2015 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW ^ | March 30, 2015 | Caissa Casarez
    MILWAUKEE (WKOW) Governor Scott Walker talked about Indiana's religious freedom bill on Monday in the Milwaukee area for the first time since it became law last week. Walker believes the NCAA will discuss how the bill, which some say gives businesses the right to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, will impact their headquarters and events like the Big Ten Football Championship Game, which are in Indianapolis, in the near future. Despite that, he doesn't think the law will stop most Badgers fans from making the trip to Indianapolis to see the men's basketball team play in the...
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Point G.O.P. to Contrary Paths

    03/29/2015 11:25:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    "...Mr. Bush, a privileged scion who married a Mexican woman and boasts of being bicultural, reflects his polyglot adopted hometown, Miami, and state. He is telling Republicans, in effect, that they must accept a changing country: that the path to the presidency will be found through appealing to voters who may not look like them, and with a standard-bearer whose state and immediate family resemble tomorrows America.Mr. Walker, a small-town ministers son who met his wife, a Milwaukee native, at a Wisconsin barbecue joint, is a product of one of the most politically and racially polarized regions of the country,...
  • Scott Walker's partner in power [Tonette]

    03/29/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure. The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight. Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as tournament-tested and unflappable, and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level...
  • Republicans Expect Long, Expensive Presidential Battle - no heir apparent

    03/28/2015 2:45:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Houston Mirror ^ | March 28, 2015 | VoA
    WASHINGTON - Senator Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off in recent days what is likely to be the longest, most expensive and perhaps most contentious Republican Party presidential battle in history. Cruz has been lagging in the national polls and hoped that his early announcement would give him some momentum as conservative activists around the country begin to focus on the fight for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2016. Cruz hopes to build on his support among Tea Party supporters and expand his appeal to evangelical Christian voters, hence his decision to announce on the campus of the nation's...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is Americas last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Tells Mark Levin: This Is A David And Goliath Story'

    03/27/2015 5:41:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/26/15 | Michelle Moons
    Believe me, I know this is a David and Goliath story, Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) told national radio host Mark Levin. Her interview centered around the possibility that Ward may challenge Republican establishment incumbent Senator John McCain in a 2016 primary. Levin describes Ward as a constitutional conservative, recalled her work at the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting, and remarked that he considers her less-than-lengthy political career an asset. I am a family physician and very, very proud of that, Ward began. Im definitely not a career politician. Im somebody who I never thought I would...
  • Jeb and Walkers Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bushs speed dial....
  • On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground

    03/27/2015 12:39:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 13, 2013 | Julin Aguilar and Jay Root
    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay. The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight, he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.When it comes to immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talents first impressions?I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: Hes very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but theres no arrogance with it. I like that. Hes just a regular guy.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washingtons leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walkers budding national security and foreign...
  • New Poll has Gov. Scott Walker Opening Up Large Lead in 2016 Iowa GOP Caucus Race 3/24/15

    03/26/2015 11:29:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 26, 2015
    Gov. Scott Walker has opened up a large lead in the battle for the 2016 Iowa GOP Caucuses, according to a new poll from Opinion Savvy. Walker holds a 15-point lead, more than doubling the support of his nearest competitor, Dr. Ben Carson: 2016 IOWA GOP CAUCUS POLL Opinion Savvy (3/24/15) Scott Walker 29% Ben Carson 14% Jeb Bush 12% Mike Huckabee 11% Ted Cruz 7% Rand Paul 5% Marco Rubio 5% Chris Christie 5% Donald Trump 3% No opinion/Other candidate: 9.7% Walker now has a 7.6 point lead in our average of 2016 Iowa Caucus Polls.
  • John Kasich's different kind of evangelism

    03/26/2015 1:25:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 25, 2015 | Drew Cline
    I am a servant of the Lord. I am a servant of the Lord. He has opened doors all of my life. The Lord has. He has pushed me over the mountain this time. I dont know why, but I have no doubt that he has. Ted Cruz could not have said it better during the official launch of his presidential campaign on Monday. He could not have said it at all, in fact, because uttering those words would have made him guilty of plagiarism. They were spoken by Ohio Gov. John Kasich during his first inaugural address in 2011....
  • NRA disputes report that questions if Scott Walker is 'pure' on gun rights

    03/23/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Bloomberg Politics is drawing fire from the National Rifle Association over a recent story claiming there is a potential rift between likely presidential candidate Scott Walker and the Second Amendment advocacy group. A recent Bloomberg Politics article floated the idea that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate as well as a favorite of gun rights activists, may not be as "pure" as other White House GOP hopefuls, citing a 1995 bill that failed in the Badger State's legislature. The NRA also says Bloomberg's reporter failed to contact the group for comment. "Now that Walker is preparing to...
  • Scott Walker responds to Cruz prez announcement by bashing Jeb Bush!

    03/23/2015 2:00:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 22, 2015
    Now that its been confirmed that Ted Cruz is running for president, its time for everyone to weigh in, and Scott Walker was one of the first to be asked about the announcement on Fox News. Walker was very gracious to Ted Cruz, while jabbing at Jeb Bush yet again by saying we need a fresh face to combat Hillarys haggard decrepit visage. Watch.. [comments start at 6 minute mark] [full interview with Fox runs around 8:00] While Cruz will almost certainly get a bump for being the first candidate to declare his campaign, Walker is still ahead in the...
  • Scott Walker: If youre on our team, you need to respect the voters

    03/20/2015 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Speaking in South Carolina Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker alluded indirectly to the recent departure of a communications aide he had brought onto his political team after she had drawn fire over tweets she sent about Iowa, an early presidential state. One of my clear rules is, if youre going to be on our team, whether on the paid staff or a volunteer, what I always say is you need to respect the voters, Mr. Walker said in Greenville, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Because, really, if you think about campaigns, its not about the candidate or the staff. Its...
  • Bad news for Jeb, Hillary in NH

    03/20/2015 5:26:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Focus group work by Bloomberg Politics suggests both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are vulnerable in New Hampshire. Democrats are questioning Clintons use of a private email account while she was secretary of State, while GOP voters question whether Bush is conservative enough, according to the work by Bloomberg Politics and Purple Strategies. While the voters in the focus group say they would still back Clinton, they questioned whether the perception of secrecy surrounding the email account would hurt her and said that they supported a third-party examination of her email server to put the issue to bed. Bloomberg and...
  • Scott Walker to address NRA in 2nd day of South Carolina push

    03/20/2015 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Greenville,S.C.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will spend a second day Friday campaigning in this crucial southern state as he looks to connect with a full spectrum of voters....After hosting events Thursday for the South Carolina Republican Party in Columbia and Greenville, the Republican governor will attend two more Friday in Rock Hill and Charleston. He'll also speak to the National Rifle Association in Charleston.The two-day blitz...is important because the state holds the third presidential nominating contest in the country. It follows recent trips to the states that hold the first two, Iowa and New Hampshire.In his Thursday speeches, Walker spoke of...
  • Walker in South Carolina--Prayerful But Political

    03/20/2015 2:55:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 20, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    "...Sometimes it takes a little while to warm up to a Midwesterner, said Zee Homoki,an Aiken resident who came the Columbia luncheon with her husband, Steve, an Aiken city councilman. But Homoki liked Walkers references to his upbringing, his focus on national security issues and his deep love of country.He can appeal to a larger section of the Republican Party, she said. Her husband agreed. He might be the guy to actually combine the tea party types and establishment types, he said. We need somebody from outside the Washington establishment,someone with new ideas and the perspective of Middle America.Some saw...
  • Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery

    03/19/2015 1:02:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Red State ^ | March 19, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    Fresh off of claiming the scalp of Liz Mair (more on that later), The Website Bearing Breitbarts Name issued another broadside yesterday consisting almost entirely of the fact that Michelle Malkin thinks Scott Walker has a lot of problems. Im not going to link the piece because Im done linking to Breitbart, as I view them as summarily unhelpful to the movement. If you want to read a website that performs the function that Breitbart himself would have wanted for the movement today, read the Washington Free Beacon instead. But I think that the point of what Breitbart and Malkin...
  • Foreign policy used to be a Scott Walker weak point. Now its a highlight of his stump appeal

    03/19/2015 12:33:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- At the start of Scott Walker's quest to be president, foreign policy has been a source of trouble. The Wisconsin governor has appeared shaky talking about world events and had to explain some perceived blunders. But as Walker opened his first campaign swing across South Carolina here in Columbia on Thursday, foreign policy emerged as the highlight of his stump speech. Walker's sharp, rat-a-tat critique of President Obama's foreign policy record drew a sustained and boisterous standing ovation from the crowd of 150 Republican activists at a party luncheon.
  • Scott Walker could win for Republicans

    03/19/2015 6:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Hillsdale College Collegian ^ | March 19,, 2015 | by Arielle Mueller
    What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Scott Walker have in common? They all changed America. And they didn’t need a college degree to do it. On Feb. 12, Demo­cratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean deemed GOP front-runner Scott Walker unfit for the pres­idency because he dropped out of college. “The issue is, how well educated is this guy?” said Dean on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I worry about people being president of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science.” The current Republican governor of Wisconsin attended Marquette University for four years but...
  • Heading to South Carolina, Scott Walker will find GOP cross-section

    03/18/2015 10:56:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Wisconsin Journal ^ | March 18, 2015 | Matthew DeFour
    Asked whether they would rather vote for someone who agreed with their views on every issue that mattered, or someone who could beat the Democratic nominee, 72 percent said they want someone who can win.Iowa and New Hampshire may hold the first two nominating contests of the 2016 presidential cycle, but South Carolina picks presidents or so the saying goes in the state Gov. Scott Walker will visit Thursday and Friday. Eleven months out from the Palmetto States first-in-the-South presidential primary, Walker, who is all but certain to run, finds himself in an enviable position, according to Clemson (S.C.)...
  • Exclusive VoterGravity.com Flash Poll: Walker Way Ahead in Colorado

    03/18/2015 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | March 18, 2015 | Rich Tucker
    Scott Walker is making some controversial personnel decisionsbut voters in Colorado dont seem that upset. Even after his campaign made news in Iowa, the Wisconsin governor remained the far-and-away leader in the Centennial State, according to an overnight flash poll conducted by VoterGravity.com.One-third of Coloradans in this survey picked Walker. Thats better than double the support for second place Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor, busy raising campaign cash for his PAC, earned 14 percent support. Dr. Ben Carson was right behind, at 12 percent.The survey is comprehensive. It includes only people who are extremely likely votersthose whove cast ballots...
  • Reagan Foundation: Walker telling of Bible story is correct

    03/17/2015 2:51:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on Monday sought to clarify her account of how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to handle a family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office. Library registrar Jennifer Torres said a "simple misunderstanding" left the wrong impression that Walker personally sought to hold the book. A spokeswoman for the Reagan Foundation says Walker's retelling of the moment is correct. Walker told the story of having his picture taken with the Bible at a 2013 Reagan Day dinner in Milwaukee. He described in...
  • Which candidates are Evangelicals leaning toward?

    03/17/2015 12:44:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The support of the Evangelical community is hardly decisive, even in a Republican presidential primary. Otherwise, Pat Robertson and Mike "Diabetes Cure" Huckabee might be president. Nevertheless, it's a solid voting bloc, and if there is no clear Republican frontrunner, they can be influential, especially in places like Iowa, which hosts the first caucuses in the nation. A significant organizer in this election cycle is Evangelical leader David Lane. [snip] Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal seem to be tight with him. [snip] Rand Paul even credits Mr. Lane with helping him find God. [snip] There was no substantive mention of...
  • Scott Walker PAC: Jeb Bush is not the only one who can raise money

    03/16/2015 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Super Talk 99.7 ^ | March 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on an ambitious mission this spring to scoop up major GOP donors ahead of a likely presidential run and send the early message that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doesnt have a monopoly on the countrys deep-pocketed Republicans and his backers say his plan is working. So far the expedition has been successful enough that Republicans not involved with his political effort have noticed, and several GOP operatives in Bushs orbit conceded to CNN its clear a substantial chunk of GOP financiers have taken a liking to him. Walkers PAC, Our...
  • A rock star welcome greets Scott Walker in N.H.

    03/14/2015 11:33:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 14, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    CONCORD, N.H. — 
Republican upstart Scott Walker yesterday was embraced by a rapturous crowd of hundreds of Granite Staters, who roared appreciation for his red-meat foreign and 
domestic policy views — as he hinted he will be making his candidacy official. “We’ll be back many more times to New Hampshire,” he promised. Walker’s two-day visit came on a swing of early primary states: He was in Iowa last weekend and is headed to South Carolina next. He used his one public appearance at Concord High School to 
regale the crowd with tales of his humble upbringing, to blast Common Core...
  • Jeb Bush knocks Scott Walkers presumed frontrunner status

    03/14/2015 4:16:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    HUDSON, N.H. -- Frontrunner? What frontrunner? That was Jeb Bush's message to reporters who tried asking him on Friday about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Like Bush, Walker is sitting atop early presidential primary in this state and among Republicans nationally. And, like Bush, Walker was launching his first New Hampshire trip in years on Friday. A reporter pressed Bush on whether he agreed with Walker, who said this week that maybe he's "the frontrunner" because President Obama decided to weigh in this week on Wisconsin leader's decision to sign right-to-work legislation. "I'm not a candidate, maybe he is, I don't...
  • Walker draws scrutiny from GOP rivals for changing positions

    03/14/2015 1:53:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | March 14, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and SCOTT BAUER
    "......Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who ran for president in 2012, said Friday that Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are the leading candidates for the Republican nomination. "Scott is from a Midwestern state, but he has a national profile and a national fundraising capability," Pawlenty said. "The non-Jeb money is increasingly flowing to him, and he's used to communicating red messages in blue places." In the past week, aides working for other Republicans expected to run in 2016 have circulated materials that highlight Walker's change in position on immigration, ethanol mandates, Common Core education standards, abortion and right-to-work...
  • Gov. Scott Walker will feel right at home in N.H. ["Bush is all name, Walker is all game"]

    03/13/2015 4:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2015 | om Shattuck
    Jeb Bush and Scott Walker both land in New Hampshire today but this is Walkers state to lose. Bush is all name, Walker is all game. The last time the former Florida governor spent any real time politicking in the Granite State, the Old Man of the Mountain was intact. But time and erosion took their toll. That natural marvel crumbled in 2003, leaving only memories and photos of better days to preserve the legend. Sound familiar, Jeb? If anyone is still showing up in the old viewing sites in Franconia, it is for nostalgias sake. Likewise, some Granite...
  • 2016 politics: White House chooses its fights _ when it can [Republicans only react to him]

    03/12/2015 12:31:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    KSL News Radio ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    .........Earlier this week, [Obama] waded into state politics, sharply denouncing Walker for signing legislation in Wisconsin that prohibited mandatory union dues. "Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans - by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave," Obama said in a statement. In both instances, he signaled he was not going to entirely ignore the 2016 contest or its main players if there was an opportunity to advance his own agenda. "We're going to engage in this dynamic...
  • Scott Walker earns intense GOP approval: 79 percent of Republicans call him a strong leader

    03/12/2015 12:17:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Republicans definitely have distinct good feelings about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the wrangling continues between the GOP presidential hopefuls. Yes, Mr. Walker is making all the required campaign stops and grassroots visits in New Hampshire, Iowa and other key states - while his reputation and image win over many Republican hearts and minds. Scott Walker could be a formidable candidate for the Republicans in 2016, combining conservative credentials with a good national profile, says Kathy Francovic, a YouGov polling analyst. The organization released these numbers on Tuesday. 79 percent of Republicans say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a strong...
  • Walker: Next President Shouldn't Be Bound By Obama Deal On Iran [MSM pitting us against each other]

    03/11/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    TPM Talking Points Memo ^ | March 11, 2015 | David Straus
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) argued that unless a nuclear weapons deal with Iran gets the approval of Congress, the next president shouldn't be bound by that deal. His statement, sent out to reporters on Tuesday evening, comes as Senate Republicans face strong blowback for sending a letter to Iran's leaders to try and undermine the Obama administration's negotiations with the country on a nuclear weapons deal. TPM reached out to Walker's political organization, Our American Revival, asking for the governor's stance on the letter. "Republicans need to ensure that any deal President Obama reaches with Iran receives congressional review,"...
  • Breitbart California Interview: Governor Scott Walker

    03/11/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    On Tuesday, March 10, I had a chance to sit down for an interview with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while he was on a swing through Southern California. Having just been re-elected last November, Walker is on the campaign trail gauging support for a run for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Walker fielded questions from me on the areas of government growth. My questions are in some cases abbreviated. The Governors responses are verbatim. ON PRESIDENT OBAMAS CRITICISM OF WALKER SIGNING RIGHT TO WORK LEGISLATION LAST MONDAY ON WHETHER HE WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO SHRINK...
  • Criticism by Obama raises Scott Walkers stature in 2016 field

    03/11/2015 1:48:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama waded into 2016 waters Monday when he slammed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for a new state law that curbs the power of labor unions. Democrats say Obamas unusual shot at the likely GOP candidate, who sits atop early polls, could energize liberal opposition to Walker as he moves closer to a presidential run. But Republican allies of Walker believe the presidents broadside could actually help the governors impending candidacy by elevating his stature in the GOP field. Its rare for Obama to single out state laws for criticism in White House statements. But that is what the...
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod and rivals

    03/10/2015 11:58:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    <p>"..Bush and Walkers political relationship began warmly five years ago this month when Bush gave Walker a crucial boost. He endorsed Walker,who was then the Milwaukee County executive, months ahead of the state GOPs gubernatorial primary and headlined a $250-a-person fundraising event at the Pfister hotel in Milwaukee. A local brass band played at the cocktail reception,and Bush and Walker posed for a picture with the quintet.</p>
  • The Race to Come is Between Jeb Bush and Scott Walker

    03/09/2015 12:52:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    New York Observer ^ | March 9, 2015 | Lisa Schiffren
    The ideal GOP candidate is a fighter, in touch with the values and needs of regular Americans. He needs to be a leader by temperament.With the CPAC over, the quadrennial catwalk parade and marathon by which we choose American presidents is fully underway. Among Republicans, at least. Given the givens unconstitutional executive overreach, shocking spending, the Middle East burning, ISIS rampant, out of control illegal immigration, middle class income down, job growth scant and ill paying, 37% of the working-age population out of work, 20% of the nation on food stamps, poverty among women and children skyrocketing, Iran on...
  • Scott Walker Courageously Takes On Unions

    03/09/2015 12:15:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2015 | Ira Stoll
    One threatening letter to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised to attack his wife and gut her like a deer. Another talked about killing his sons: I already follow them when they went to school.Then there was the time the governors car was attacked by protesters who, as Walker recounts in his book, surrounded the car and began beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle. ....The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, which keeps a trademark on the Profile in Courage Award, would, alas, be unlikely to give it to Walker, even though his actions in Wisconsin surely fit the awards...
  • Scott Walker Makes The Case Against Jeb Bush

    03/09/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has been locking down donors in anticipation of a 2016 presidential run, he's already awash in cash, and he's seen as his party's frontrunner. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has been creeping up in early polling, and he's starting to make the case for why Bush may not be the best choice. In the March issue of radio host Rush Limbaugh's newsletter, "The Limbaugh Letter," Walker acknowledged that the pull of electing the first female president will be strong for many people. Although he never named Bush, he argued that the...
  • Not-So-Favorite Son? Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll

    03/05/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Rubio is popular, but in his home state he is taking a back seat to Bush vs. Walker, Kaplan said. Even among Hispanics, Bush takes 24 percent, Walker 23 percent and Rubio, a Cuban-American, comes in third with 11 percent -- roughly his same level of support across the states Republicans in an open field. A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms. Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with...
  • GOP 2016: Scott Walker Has the Lead, Jeb Bush Has the Money

    03/05/2015 11:45:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    "......Bush, the son and brother of two former GOP presidents and a strong favorite of businesspeople and other establishment Republicans, was both cheered and booed during his speech at CPAC. He used that platform to defend his more controversial stands on immigration reform and on the Common Core educational standards. While Walker finished well ahead of Bush in CPACs presidential straw poll, 21 percent to 8 percent, Bush is scoring big where it counts a lot more raising campaign funds in the early going. Although he has yet to formally announce a candidacy, Bush is on target to raise...
  • Walker surging in North Carolina [up 10 points since last poll]

    03/04/2015 11:47:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll provides just the latest evidence of a Scott Walker surge among GOP voters. Walker leads the Republican field in the state with 24% to 17% for Jeb Bush, 15% for Mike Huckabee, and 12% for Ben Carson. PPP has now had three polls in a row- this one in North Carolina, one two weeks ago nationally, and one three weeks ago in South Carolina- where Walker, Bush, Huckabee, and Carson have all hit double digits while none of the rest of the GOP contenders have. For the time that quartet seems to be the top...
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Discerning Gods Will

    03/04/2015 1:49:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | March 3, 2015 | Warren Cole Smith, World News Service
    This week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moved closer to a 2016 White House run by hiring more key staffers. A pair of Washington veterans have signed on to help coordinate the governors foreign and domestic policy. He also added more political staff this past week in New Hampshire. On Monday, Walker spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where I caught up with him and asked about his pro-life views and the college degree he never got. You said you havent yet decided whether to run for president. Whats going to help you make that decision? I think getting around...
  • Rasmussen: Scott Walker a Contender vs. Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers numbers and name recognition climbing, Rasmussen Reports is out with a new poll that has him giving likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money, now that Walker is seen as at the head of the GOP pack of potential candidates. Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for Clinton in a matchup with Walker if the 2016 presidential contest were held today. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (41%) would choose Walker instead. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, while...
  • Poll: Walker Closing in on Hillary

    03/03/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Hes emerged as one of the leading contenders in recent weeks, and now a new Rasmussen poll shows that Scott Walker has the best chance of any of the potential Republican candidates against Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up. After a strong few weeks, including finishing second in the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll over the weekend, the Wisconsin governor is within striking distance of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. The survey found that 46 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, while 41 percent backed Walker. Supporters of neither candidate received 8 percent, with the remaining 6 percent undecided....
  • Scott Walker is headed for trouble with the GOP establishment

    03/02/2015 1:37:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Byron York
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Scott Walker likes to tell a story about shopping at Kohl's. Under instructions from his wife Tonette, Walker has learned how to pile on the discounts and coupons whenever he goes to the popular Wisconsin-based department store. If he sees a shirt on the rack with a tag that reads, "Was $29.99, Now $19.99," Walker explains, he goes to the cash register with a flyer from the newspaper and gets another ten or 15 percent off. Then he pulls out his Kohl's credit card and there's another ten percent. And another newspaper flyer that might be...
  • Wallace Presses Walker on Flip-Flop on Immigration [Obama, terrorism, abortion, budget, God]

    03/01/2015 1:18:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chris Wallace interview with Scott Walker
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" about his growing popularity, his record as governor and some of the controversies he's faced. Wallace noted that Walker has taken some heat recently for refusing to say whether or not President Obama loves this country and whether or not he's a Christian. "I am not going to take a manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path that I think Americans want, which is leaders who will stand up and tell them where they stand on...
  • First Look: Scott Walker Leads in Nevada Poll; Jeb Performs Worst Against Hillary

    02/27/2015 10:17:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 27, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leads former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in an early Nevada 2016 poll. In the Gravis Marketing poll that Breitbart News obtained, Walker leads with 27% support among Republicans while Bush is in second with 19%. Sixteen percent of Nevada Republicans answered unsure. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received 8%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) received 6%, tied with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry received 5% while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who spent part of his childhood in the state and recently visited Nevada on his book tour, received 4%, along with former...