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Gov. Walker Among Top Speakers at Republican National Convention

Gov. Scott Walker's been considered a "bright, shining stars with big ideas" by the Republican National Committee chairman. He will speak during the Tampa Bay convention later this month.

Gov. Scott Walker is among top speakers who will appear at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay later this month.

"I am really proud tonight to announce as well a very prominent role for Gov. Scott Walker -- my governor from Wisconsin, and your governor too, for that matter, Greta," announced Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, according to the Huffington Post.

“We have seen the power of bold ideas right here in Wisconsin,” said Walker in a news release. “The American people are demanding bold reform and we need to put a leader in the White House who will fight to turn our country around. The Republican National Convention will be an important rallying point for our country and our party and I look forward to sharing our story of reform and officially nominating Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States.”

Walker’s recall election was centered around legislation that limited public unions’ collective bargaining abilities, with the exception of police and fire unions. The year leading up to the recall election was filled with protestors and legal battles, but the law was enacted and Walker was safe in the election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who Walker defeated in the November 2010 election.

The convention is being held Aug. 27 through Aug. 30. Walker, a controversial Republican governor who won a statewide recall election against him in June, joins other high-profile speakers at the convention. Other speakers include South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, according to the Huffington Post.

The Hill reported in June that Walker’s continued popularity among the Republican Party could earn him the place as a speaker at the national convention.

“I’m going to do what’s best for winning the presidency, and having a convention with bold leaders and great ideas is something that I intend to do,” Priebus told The Hill. Priebus is a Wisconsin native. “Scott Walker is in the category of bright, shining stars with big ideas in this country.”

Steve ® August 10, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Look, if you’ve been a successful Governor, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart Governor's out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. [Emphasis added] If you were a successful Governor, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great KOCH donor somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in a state senate wrote ALEC legislation. If you’re a Governor — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Dirk Gutzmiller August 10, 2012 at 09:00 PM
oak creek resident - If I were an Oak Creek resident today, I would at least be civil, if not somber, or maybe I mean sober.
Dirk Gutzmiller August 11, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Steve - If you become Governor of Wisconsin and survive a recall, somebody bought that for you.
The Anti-Alinsky August 11, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Dick, your alleging that fascism is right wing is way off base. Facism and Nazism (National SOCIALISM) have more in common with Socialism and Liberalism. Reread your history.
Steve ® August 11, 2012 at 08:12 AM
Did I not just prove that above? How dumb do you have to be to not understand that all it takes is money and the Koch brothers to win an election? Along with an ALEC agenda I do not understand why Barrett even ran against Evil Walker INC. I am so happy to realize that the conservative radical tea bagger movement will succeed forever just because it has more funding. ~ in solidarity more money than you have

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