In The News: Governor Walker Announces 2018 Re-Election Campaign, Calls for “Grassroots Army”
November 6, 2017

Says there’s “more to be done,” rallies supporters to fight back against the big government special interests

[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Scott Walker joined hundreds of grassroots supporters on Sunday at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. in Waukesha to announce his re-election campaign to keep moving Wisconsin forward, saying “there’s more to be done” in the fight for hard-working families against big government special interests.

Governor Walker’s bold, conservative reforms are producing real results for hard-working families. With over $8 billion in tax cuts by the end of 2018, historic investments in our classrooms, and more people working in the state than ever before, the Wisconsin comeback is real under Governor Walker.

Read more from statewide and local coverage of the governor’s announcement below.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Gov. Scott Walker dove into his re-election bid Sunday on promises of raising wages, cutting taxes, fighting the spread of drugs and ensuring Wisconsin has quality schools. ‘I want you to know I believe in you, I believe in the people of Wisconsin and I believe there is more to be done,’ the GOP governor told a crowd at Weldall Manufacturing.”

From the Associated Press and Fox 6: “[Gov. Walker] launched his re-election campaign Sunday calling for an ‘army of grass-roots volunteers’ to combat what he says will be a coordinated attack against him by Washington-based special interests. The Republican told supporters at the kick-off event at Weldall Manufacturing outside of Milwaukee that winning a third term ‘isn’t going to be easy.’ ‘The big government special interests in Washington, they’ve already made us a target in this election,’ Walker told a couple hundred backers on the factory floor.”

From The Capital Times: “’I’ve got to tell you, I’m now, where I sit today, more optimistic about the future of the state than I’ve ever been before,’ Walker said in an interview with the Cap Times ahead of his re-election campaign launch, set for Sunday in Waukesha. … Among the accomplishments Walker cites are Wisconsin’s labor force participation rate — nearly 69 percent — its highly-ranked health care system, its recently achieved ranking as a ‘top 10’ state for business according to Chief Executive magazine, and the $8 billion in tax cuts enacted since he took office.”

From the Wisconsin State Journal: “He highlighted the state’s record employment level, calling for an economic climate where ‘everyone can find not just a job, but a career to support themselves and their families.’ And he pledged to fight a growing opiate drug epidemic. ‘That’s a pretty clear agenda,’ Walker said. ‘We’re not satisfied with just where we’re at. We’re ready to move forward because there’s more to be done.’”