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Photo credit: Dave Davidson - Prezography.com
Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made his initial announcement he is running for President on Twitter.  Using the initials “SW” which indicates the tweet came from him not a staff member Walker tweeted early this morning “I’m running for President of the United States to fight and win for the American people.”

Walker joins U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, former New York Governor George Pataki, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, businessman Donald Trump, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the 15th major candidate in the Republican field.

Walker in the tweet highlighted a video that his new campaign released highlighting his record of reform.

Transcript:

America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done,” said Governor Scott Walker. “In Wisconsin, we didn’t nibble around the edges. We enacted big, bold reforms that took power out of the hands of the big government special interests and gave it to the hard-working taxpayers – and people’s lives are better because of it.

We fought and won. In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles. And there are others who’ve won elections, but haven’t consistently taken on the big fights. We showed you can do both. Now, I am running for President to fight and win for the American people. Without sacrificing our principles, we won three elections in four years in a blue state. We did it by leading. Now, we need to do the same thing for America.

Walker will make a three day, 10 stop swing through Iowa on Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19 that includes speaking at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit on Saturday, July 18th.

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