Fresh from a well-received appearance before Republican activists in Iowa, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday took an important step towards a presidential run.
He announced he’s formed a committee called “Our American Revival,” which can raise money to promote him and his agenda.
Walker was a hit at the Saturday Iowa Freedom Summit, where about 1,000 people in the nation’s first caucus state heard a parade of potential Republican presidential candidates. Walker explained how his experiences in cutting spending and managing Wisconsin’s government could be a model for Washington.
“The big question mark was his ability to fire up Iowa activists who are looking for someone to get them excited. The Wisconsin Governor easily cleared that hurdle,” wrote Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com, a Republican website.
Walker, 47, is also considered a candidate to watch because he’s won three times in a swing state in the last four years, twice as governor and once in a recall election.
“Our American Revival believes that the government closest to the people is the most responsive and accountable to the people,” said the new website. “We share the vision of our founders – that the powers of the federal government should be limited to those specified in the Constitution, and that federal overreach infringes on our American freedoms and values.”