Presidential Primaries Category Archive


  • Leading WI GOPers Split With Ryan, Walker Over Convention

    Two top Wisconsin Republicans with significant roles in this month’s GOP national convention are splitting with their state’s highest profile politicians, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker, in an internal...

    Business Insider, 07/01/2016
  • Lawmaker Breaks GOP Silence On Trump At Wis. GOP Convention

    10:35 a.m. Gov. Scott Walker says Republicans need to “focus like a laser beam” on helping Sen. Ron Johnson win re-election, but he isn’t making the same call to action for Donald...

    WCCO-TV, 05/14/2016
  • TPM’s Elected Official Trump Endorsement Scorecard

    Donald Trump is the last man standing to be the Republican presidential nominee after Tuesday’s Indiana primary, after beating out more than a dozen other contenders throughout the campaign. Here’s a roundup...

    Talking Points Memo, 05/04/2016
  • Scott Walker Won’t Rule Out Donald Trump’s Talk of Him As Vice President

    Gov. Scott Walker was “shocked” that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was favorably discussing the possibility of Walker as his running mate.In an interview published Monday, USA Today asked Trump about possible...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 04/12/2016
  • Cruz, Walker Embrace As Wisconsin Crowd Goes Silent for Palin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, appearing with Cruz on stage for the first time since announcing his endorsement on Tuesday, embraced the Texas senator at the GOP’s Milwaukee County Fish Fry. Cruz now...

    NBC News, 04/02/2016
  • Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

    “After eight years of the failed Obama-Clinton Administration, Americans are looking for real leadership and a new direction. Ted Cruz is a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the...

    Politico, 03/29/2016
  • Scott Walker Talks Endorsement — Cruz or Kasich

    Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is considering endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich next week, expressing “high admiration” for both. Walker said he would consider whether his...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/22/2016
  • Walker, Ryan Don’t Join Mitt Romney in Bashing Trump

    Gov. Scott Walker told a gathering at the Conservative Political Action Conference here Thursday that no matter how upset they may be about what is going on in the 2016 presidential race,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/02/2016
  • Wisconsin Republicans Divided Over How to Respond to Donald Trump

    Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker made clear that he would prefer Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida or Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas over the New York real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/01/2016
  • Taxpayer Tab for Walker Presidential Run Security Rises

    Taxpayers cut nine checks for five figures — including one for more than $93,000 — to members of Gov. Scott Walker’s security team last year after a federal agency found the state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/22/2016
  • Walker Expects It Will Take All of 2016 to Pay Off Debt From 71 Day Presidential run

    Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year. Federal reports show Walker’s campaign owed $1.2 million at the end of 2015....

    Associated Press, 02/03/2016
  • Walker’s Presidential Exit Still Felt

    ”One is Trump got into the race and he sucked the air out of Scott Walker, and two, his consultants convinced him they were the front-runner and they were going to overbuild...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/31/2016
  • Scott Walker Still Owes $1 Million for Presidential Campaign

    Walker’s political operations have reimbursed state taxpayers $260,000 to cover hotel stays, airfare and other travel expenses last year for his security team. But in the future, taxpayers will have to pay...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/29/2016
  • How the GOP Can Bring Down Trump

    Sound farfetched? Trump has now led in New Hampshire nearly twice as long as Scott Walker was a presidential candidate. A recent Fox News poll found him leading in South Carolina with...

    Washington Examiner, 12/12/2015
  • Paris Climate Debate Reflected in Wisconsin Divisions

    The conflicts now playing out on a world stage are also evident in Wisconsin, where the Republican-controlled state government is at odds with public sentiment on climate change. At the same time,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/05/2015
  • Falk Pushes Health Care Signups

    Nelson said engaging Wisconsinites at the local level to ensure they get health care before Jan. 31 is important because Wisconsin is one of 19 states that did not expand Medicaid. Wisconsin...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 11/30/2015
  • Scott Walker Unlikely to Endorse in GOP Presidential Primary but Doesn’t Rule Out VP

    Gov. Scott Walker suggested Tuesday he won’t endorse one of the Republican presidential candidates that congregated here for the fourth GOP debate because he plans to work closely with the party’s national...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/11/2015
  • Scott Walker Faces Tough Task in Repaying Presidential Campaign Debts

    In addition, Walker cannot simply go to a handful of donors to write the six- and seven-figure checks that helped fuel his super PAC Unintimidated. His debt is in his official presidential...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/16/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Presidential Race Exit Might Propel Conservative Agenda

    The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/02/2015
  • Walker Not Impressed by Last GOP Prez Contender From WI (AKA Tommy Thompson)

    He also noted that he did not consider Thompson a “viable candidate on a national basis.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/17/1999
  • Walker Attacks Dems for Using Tactics GOP Used Earlier

    In a press release, Walker said the calls were an illegal and “inexcusable” tactic employed in an attempt to regain a Democratic majority in the Assembly. “The Democrats have been caught lying...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/05/1996
  • Walker Touts Gramm Appeal to GOP Base Versus Elites in ‘96 GOP Primary Race

    “The Dole campaign tends to go after the head table. The Gramm campaign tends to go after the audience. There’s more people in the audience.” The Gramm campaign tends to go after...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/11/1995
  • Walker Supported Phil Gramm Over Tommy Thompson in 1996 GOP Presidential Primary

    “He can compete as a national figure and showcase himself as a vice-presidential candidate”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/21/1995