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Scott Walker Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Mon, July 13, 2015 12:16pm EDT by 1 Comment

He’s in! Scott Walker, the Governor of Wisconsin, announced on July 13 that he’ll take part in the 2016 Presidential election. Scott joins the many other Republican candidates looking to become the next president of the United States!

Scott Walker is not walking. He’s running — for president! The 47-year old Governor of Wisconsin officially announced that he’s jumping into the 2016 race for the White House. Scott looks to bring some midwestern charm to Washington D.C., as he wants to take over once President Barack Obama, 53, leaves office.

Scott made it official on July 13. He tweeted his announcement to his official Twitter account, after revealing his presidential logo and releasing a corresponding video. “America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done,” Scott said in the video, touting his record as why he should be the next President. Scott will put the cherry on top of his announcement with a July 13 event held in Waukesha, Wisconsin at 5:00 PM CDT, reports CNN.

Despite his late entry into the race, Scott is considered one of the front-runners, reports ABC. He’s polling ahead of the rest of the GOP field in Iowa, the first state to hold its primary elections. A victory in Iowa would give Scott the momentum he needs to secure the Republican nomination in 2016.

Scott Walker has the distinction of having won three elections in five years. He was first elected as Governor in 2010, but faced a recall election in 2012 after Scott stripped collective bargaining rights — or the ability for a union to negotiate with employers for working conditions and benefits —  from public unions. Despite the resulting protests, Scott successfully defeated the recall election and the people of Wisconsin reelected to the position in 2014.

The 2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates

With Scott, there are now 15 candidates running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential Election. Fellow governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Chris Christie of New Jersey announced their campaigns, as have former governors Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki and Rick Perry. Former senator Rick Santorum is running, as are current senators Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson are also in the race.

Hillary Clinton is seeking the Democratic party’s nomination, but she faces competition from Senator Bernie Sanders. Former senator Jim Webb and former governors Lincoln Chaffee and Martin O’Malley are also in. Oh, don’t forget — Waka Flocka Flame is running.

Do you think that Scott Walker will be the next president, HollywoodLifers?

— Jason Brow