Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker finally joined the Republican fray for President.
Walker has been a huge hit in GOP circles, finding support among traditional Republicans, Tea Party activists, and even some libertarians (because of his handling of teacher unions).
This is a wrap up of some of the media covering the announcement:
USA Today: Who is a Contender?
Who’s a contender?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday became the 15th prominent Republican to declare his candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination, a field so crowded it takes a scorecard to keep up with all the names — and it’s still growing.
While close to half of Americans say they never heard of Walker or don’t know enough to have a view of him, other factors have vaulted the Badger State governor into the top tier of candidates from the start.
“In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles” on Election Day, Walker said in a campaign video released Monday morning. “And there are others who’ve won elections, but haven’t consistently taken on the big fights. We showed you can do… (read more)
Scott Walker for America
Six months ago, it wasn’t clear if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) would be a force in a crowded Republican field running for president.
He was in a tie for fourth place nationally in a January polls, well behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). In Iowa, he was even further behind — in ninth place, languishing behind fellow upstarts Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida), among others.
But a high-profile, fiery speech in which he left a crowd of GOP activists buzzing changed his fortunes, vaulting him to the top tier of the Republican field. It’s where he remains today, as he officially announces his run for president.
In late January, Walker was among a slew of Republican hopefuls who delivered remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the first unofficial Republican cattle call of the 2016 campaign.
Leading up to his speech there, strategists and activists had framed him as a potential candidate akin to… (read more)