Walker Touts His Accomplishments At Iowa Freedom Summit

Governor Impresses With His Call For GOP Leaders To 'Go Big And Go Bold'

Clay Masters 

Wisconsin 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. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 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 he was elected governor three times in four years in a state that hasn’t gone Republican for president since 1984.

Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

“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. He also said he plans to spend a lot of time in the state.

The event was sponsored by Citizens United and Iowa Congressman Steve King.