Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington Tuesday, meeting with Republican lawmakers and evangelical leaders and promising to heal the nation’s capital the way he helped stabilize his state.
Walker, who is seriously considering a bid for the Republican presidential nominatino, met with about 70 Republican House of Representatives members and three U.S. Senators.
He recalled his dealings with his state’s budget. Walker inherited a big imbalance, and helped bring it to a surplus with a number of strategies, including curbing benefits for many public employees. The budget today faces projected deficits.
Most House members said it was too soon to pick a presidential candidate, and they had mostly kind words for Walker.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Walker said the meeting helped him because they play a big role in choosing nominating convention delegates.
"A lot of states later on in the primary process have proportionate allocation (of delegates) so if we get in, it would be nice to have that kind of support," Walker told the Journal-Sentinel.
Walker fielded questions on a variety of topics, but the toughest may have been about having no college degree.
According to Politico, Rep. Randy Neugebauer,R-Texas, asked about it, sayhing it was “an issue that has come up.” Politico reported lawmakers found Walker handled the question well, saying he wanted to pursue a job opportunity.