On the Road, Again: Scott Walker Courts Big Money for Presidential Campaign in New York, D.C.

Sep 23, 2013

Taking a quick break from moving the goalposts again on his central campaign promise to create 250,000 new jobs, Scott Walker yesterday jetted off to New York for the first in a pair of back-to-back stops on his presidential campaign.

Walker, joined by fellow Wisconsinite and 2016 rival Paul Ryan as well as several other Tea Party presidential candidates, courted big money last night at an RNC fundraiser hosted by New York Jets owner and Republican mega-donor Woody Johnson.

And tonight, Walker is working to shore up support in early primary state Iowa by co-sponsoring a high-dollar fundraiser in Washington, D.C. for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

This week of presidential campaigning comes on the heels of Walker’s appearance last weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biannual gathering of Tea Party activists in Michigan, where he called for Republicans to emphasize jobs and education.

“If Scott Walker cared half as much about making life better for Wisconsin families as he does his campaign for president, maybe Wisconsin wouldn’t be suffering the worst economic recovery in the Midwest,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. “Instead, Walker is ignoring Wisconsin as he travels the country campaigning for president with the hopes that he can fool Wisconsin voters into thinking they’re better off now than before he took office.”