Over the past month of the presidential campaign, we've seen more surprises (Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Bernie Sanders). And we've seen our first exits from the race. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is out. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), one of the early, strongest-looking GOP candidates, is out. Show More Summary
Show me the money, then we can talk. If you're looking for some enjoyable weekend reading, don't miss Scott Walker's campaign manager, Rick Wiley, unloading in a post mortem interview with Politico about the demise of the Wisconsin governor's campaign. Show More Summary
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So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race. I must admit, I'm doing a pretty horrible job of picking who will exit the race...Show More Summary
I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. Show More Summary
Mona Charen and I have done a new Need to Know, here. We talk about the pope in Cuba (and the pope in the United States). We talk about Scott Walker (and, by extension, Rick Perry and Tim Pawlenty ). We talk about Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of Britain’s Labour party, and his refusal to sing the national anthem. Show More Summary
Governor Scott Walker and former Governor Rick Perry dropping out so early in the Republican presidential primary race has raised questions about whether individual-candidate Super PACs are as big a problem as originally believed. (Both Walker and Perry had individual-candidate Super PACs supporting them.) This question, however, misses the point. Show More Summary
Ex-Scott Walker campaign manager Rick Wiley told Politico “he had an ‘all-in Iowa’ plan that would have moved the headquarters from Madison, Wis., to Des Moines and cut the staff from about 85 to 20 as of Thursday. But Walker, [...]
Jamie Johnson knew it was over for Scott Walker long before the Wisconsin governor made it official. Johnson, Iowa coalitions director for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum's 2012 bid, had backed a different do-over candidate for 2016: former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Much improved, the Texan won glowing reviews from Iowa's political class -- before […]
What can we learn from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Texas governor Rick Perry’s (R) early exits from the 2016 race? The biggest takeaway from my perspective is that super PACs are not a substitute for real campaigns — at least not yet. I guess that is good public policy, if we want […]
Rick Klein: “Scott Walker’s exit is a jolt to a chaotic and still churning presidential race. It also challenges some of the biggest assumptions that have governed understanding and analysis of the 2016 cycle. First, early polls really, really don’t [...]
First Read: “Scott Walker and Rick Perry both learned a hard lesson this cycle: If at first you don’t succeed – you don’t get a second look anymore. There are too many other alternatives in this GOP field, and the [...]
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE SURVIVOR: First they came for Rick Perry, then they came for Scott Walker. Roger Simon asks who will be the next candidate to be booted off the island? Related: Rubio Moves Decisively in the Wake of Walker Exit.
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin may have followed former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas off the trail to “clear the field,” but Washington is gaining both a boldface name and hundreds of thousands of members in his entourage.
The cannons sound. The genetically modified wasps return to their lairs. The picture hangs in the sky. We’ve lost another tribute. First, Rick Perry, of District 11. Now, Gov. Scott Walker, of District 10. At least they never added insult to injury by making him join the JV debate. He left the race by announcing on Monday evening […]
Both Rick Perry and Scott Walker have suspended their campaigns. The post All Of The Presidential Candidates Who Signed Voter ID Laws Have Dropped Out Of The Race appeared first on ThinkProgress.
(Steven Hayward) It is unfortunate that Scott Walker is dropping out of the race, but I’m not surprised as this turn of events. He is this cycle’s Rick Perry: a solid governor with a strong record on which to run, but not adequately prepared for the heightened pressure and scrutiny of a presidential race. Show More Summary
If only I had kept my mouth shut — like this. Scott Walker became the second 2016 hopeful Monday to drop out of the Republican primary, following fellow GOP governor Rick Perry of Texas through the exit door. Walker, speaking from Madison,...Show More Summary
Second to end his 2016 campaign after Texas' Rick Perry Scott Walker will suspend his 2016 presidential campaign in a press conference early this evening, the New York Times is reporting. Walker, Wisconsin's union-busting, right-wing...Show More Summary
Scott Walker announced an EXCITING NEW PLAN to once again vault him ahead of George Pataki in the polls: It’s been a thrilling—and harrowing—roller coaster ride for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. First, the Republican presidential candidate suddenly rose and broke from the pack with a well-received speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, where […]