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Walker, Republicans Talk Achievements At Iowa Event

Possible Presidential Contenders Gather To Test Waters For Possible Campaigns


Gov. Scott Walker joined other potential Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa on Saturday at what could be considered the party’s kickoff to Iowa caucuses.

It was a long day of speeches featuring a couple dozen speakers at a small theater in Des Moines, Iowa. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and many other GOP heavyweights were in attendance.

For his part, Walker said Wisconsinites like the direction the state is going, hence the fact that he was elected governor three times in four years in a state that hasn’t gone Republican for president since 1984.

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“I think that sends a powerful message to Republicans in Washington and around the country: If you’re not afraid to go big and go bold you can actually get results,” he said.

Among what he sees as his accomplishments, Walker touted Wisconsin’s tax cuts and its fully funded retirement system. Walker also said he plans to spend a lot of time in the state.

The event was sponsored by Citizens United and U.S Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.