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Walker Formally Launches Bid for GOP Nomination, Promises to Fight for Americans

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Walker faced a supportive crowd at the Waukesha Expo Center.

Gov. Walker, with his family at his side, on Monday formally announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for President. Several thousand supporters turned out for the event at the Waukesha Expo Center.

Walker came out with his shirt sleeves rolled up and spoke without notes or a podium. Walker pledged to fight for the rights of all Americans.

“Healthy or sick, born or unborn, I will fight and win for you. Young or old, or anywhere in between, I will fight and win for you,” Walker says.

Walker touted his accomplishments as governor, saying he lowered taxes for Wisconsinites and he promised to hold down government spending if elected president. He also vowed to turn back President Obama’s signature health care policy.

“Many of you here know when I first became governor, I allowed the state to join the federal lawsuit against Obamacare on my very first day. We need a president who on the first day, will call on the Congress who once and for all, will repeal Obamacare entirely,” Walker says.

Walker also disagreed with President Obama for saying the greatest threat to future generations is global warming. According to Walker, America’s greatest enemy is radical Islam, and he promised to take the fight to those who threaten the country’s security.

Walker becomes the 15th high profile Republican to enter the contest. He will spend the next week touring several early primary states.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.
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