Scott Walker 2016

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How Scott Walker's Campaign Collapsed

He was overconfident—and 'Trump-ed'

(Newser) - Scott Walker is out of the GOP race after a campaign that peaked well before it officially began: He led the polls in Iowa for much of the year, but he has dropped out of the race after just 71 days, which ABC News reports is one of the shortest... More »

Scott Walker Dropping Out: Sources

3 sources say Wisconsin governor is exiting presidential race

(Newser) - And then there were 15 : Three Republican sources tell the New York Times that Scott Walker will become the second GOP presidential contender to drop out of the 2016 race. The Wisconsin governor is expected to announce his decision at a 6pm Eastern time news conference. "The short answer... More »

11 Candidates, 11 Lines: Debate's Standout Remarks

Including one about turning the TV off

(Newser) - Eleven candidates and three hours of debate: Which lines made an impression? A standout statement from each of tonight's GOP hopefuls, via CNN , the New York Times , and the Washington Post :
  • Donald Trump: "I would get along with [Assad]. I would get along with a lot of the
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Republicans Wrap Up Fiery First Debate

Donald Trump was a central figure, as expected

(Newser) - The GOP debate on Fox News tonight proved to be Trump-centric as he and his nine rivals—Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich—tried to emerge from the pack. (As Carly Fiorina did in the early debate.... More »

'I'm in': Scott Walker Joins Crowded GOP Field

Wis. governor says 'Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them'

(Newser) - Make room, GOPers: Scott Walker is running for president. "I'm in. I'm running for president because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them," he tweeted ( this time for real ) today. But for the Wisconsin governor—who dropped a "barn-burner... More »

Walker May Have Mistakenly Tweeted His Candidacy

It's not supposed to happen until Monday

(Newser) - Psst, Scott Walker is running for president. He doesn't officially announce until Monday, but Politico reports that an apparently mistaken tweet—it's here , for now—seems to have jumped the gun by three days. It shows an image of Walker on stage with the hard-to-misinterpret words, "Scott... More »

Scott Walker Has No College Degree: Should It Matter?

Analysis by Politico finds that it shouldn't

(Newser) - When Scott Walker joins the 2016 race next week, he will in one sense be a rare political bird: a candidate without a college degree. Should it matter to voters that he left Marquette in his junior year to take a job with the Red Cross? Probably not, asserts an... More »

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