What They’re Saying: Governor Scott Walker Ready to Continue Leading Wisconsin Forward
May 15, 2017

At Republican state convention, governor highlights Wisconsin’s bright future as a top 10 state on jobs, education

[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Scott Walker made clear over the weekend that he’s ready to continue leading Wisconsin forward, telling an energized crowd at the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s state convention that our future is bright as a top 10 state on key measures for jobs and education.

The party’s base of grassroots supporters showed their excitement in Wisconsin Dells following months of speculation about the governor’s intentions – which he will not formally announce until after the state budget is signed – weeks of good economic news, and Democrats repeatedly opting to not run against Wisconsin’s comeback.

Check out what they’re saying:

The Wisconsin State Journal: “I’m ready. I’m ready to help lead Wisconsin forward for four more years. But I need your help.” … Walker has repeatedly signaled he would seek a third term, but has said he will not formally announce his decision until after the 2017-19 state budget process is complete later this summer. … Walker’s comments — the clearest signal yet that he plans to run again — come after several high-profile Democrats have announced they won’t challenge him, or whomever runs if Walker doesn’t.”

Fox 6 Milwaukee TV and the Associated Press: “Walker focused his speech on his record and looking ahead to his re-election campaign. Walker received a standing ovation … ‘I am ready to do more to help move Wisconsin forward – the simple question this morning is – are you ready?’ Walker said.”

TMJ 4 Milwaukee TV and the Associated Press: “‘I’m ready to help lead Wisconsin forward for four more years. But I need your help.’ In another sign of his all-but-certain candidacy, Walker announced Friday that he hired former state Republican Party director and longtime political aide Joe Fadness as his campaign manager.”

Waukesha Patch: “The Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney issued the following statement ahead of this weekend’s convention, ‘Last year, the Republican Party helped secure Wisconsin’s electoral votes for President Donald Trump, propelling him to victory on Election Night. On top of that, we re-elected Senator Ron Johnson in one of the most crucial elections in the country and built on our historic legislative majorities.’”