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Walker at GOP Convention: America Deserves Better than Hillary Clinton

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took center stage Wednesday night during the prime time session of the Republican National Convention.

Walker spoke for about 10 minutes, outlining why he believes voters should choose GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. Walker also urged people to vote for Republicans in other races.

Here are some highlights of Walker's address:

My fellow Americans, you have a choice. You deserve better. Because America deserves better. The well-connected in Washington are standing behind Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is one of them. They want more of the same. Donald Trump is standing with the American people. We want a leader who is not afraid to take on the mess in Washington. Donald Trump knows that there's a better way forward and we believe, as Republicans, we believe in an America where everyone can get the education and training that they need to succeed in college, in career and in life, where Washington doesn't deepen dependency, but rather helps create genuine opportunity. Why? Because America deserves better.

We believe in a country where we take the threat of terrorism seriously. We name it for what it is. You know the words, "radical Islamic terrorism," and we do everything in our power to eliminate it to ensure our safety. Why? Because America deserves better. We believe in a country where it is a solemn responsibility to deliver to our troops the support and tools that they need to achieve absolute victory, and then provide them with the health care and the respect that they've earned when they return home. Let's thank our veterans.

Now, last August, last August right here in Cleveland, I stood on this stage and I said that any of the Republicans running for office would be better than Hillary Clinton. I meant it then, and I mean it now. So let me be clear: a vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton. Make no mistake, make no mistake. We can't wait four years to get `em next time. The consequences are too great.

If you've had enough of Washington's brokenness, of Washington's wastefulness, of Washington's empty promises and of Washington's arrogance, I invite you here and across America to join us. Help us elect Republicans to office from the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House. America, you have a choice. You decide. You deserve better. Why? Because America deserves better. Why? Because America deserves better. Why? Because America deserves better. God bless you, thank you, and God bless our next president and vice president.

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