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Scott Walker, Inc.
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Campaign U.S. presidential election, 2016
Candidate Scott Walker
Governor of Wisconsin (2011–present)
Affiliation Republican Party
Status Announced:
July 13, 2015
Suspended:
September 21, 2015
Headquarters P.O. Box 620590
Middleton, Wisconsin
Key people Michael W. Grebe (campaign manager)
Jon Hammes (co-chair campaign fundraising)
Todd Ricketts (co-chair campaign fundraising)
Kate Lind (treasurer)
Joe Fadness
Slogan Reform. Growth. Safety.
Website
http://www.scottwalker.com

The 2016 presidential campaign of Scott Walker, the 45th Governor of Wisconsin, was announced at an event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 13, 2015. The scheduling of an announcement event was made public on July 2, two weeks after the formation of a "testing the waters" fundraising committee.

Background

Two weeks before his announcement, he formed a "testing the waters" fundraising committee to see if running for President is a good idea.

Announcement

On July 2nd, Walker started a countdown by posting a slice of his presidential campaign logo on Instagram, with eight more pieces to come in the days ahead. He also tweeted an image of himself waving next to an American flag with the message "It begins."

On July 10, Gov. Walkers official Twitter account tweeted a premature presidential announcement, which is being investigated by Twitter.

Suspension

On September 21 2015, Walker suspended his campaign after low polling numbers.

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