Governor Scott Walker continued his 16-city, six-state presidential announcement tour today with a swing through New Hampshire, stopping at Joey's Diner in Amherst, where he was welcomed by "the largest crowd 'by far'" of any candidate, and Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton. The hundreds of enthusiastic grassroots supporters who turned out for Governor Walker at each location were eager to hear about his record as a fighter and a winner. Throughout the day, he spoke to reporters and participated in several radio interviews.
See highlights below.
What They Are Saying:
WMUR: "[Governor Walker] said he will be back the weekend of July 25 and 26 "on a Harley." "In fact it’s my goal to get to all the counties here in New Hampshire on a Harley. It will be kind of fun. You can see by the crowd inside and the crowd outside, I think that there is a lot of enthusiasm,” he said. And there was enthusiasm for Walker at Joey’s. A long line stretched across the parking lot before Walker’s arrival. Many people could not get into the diner, prompting Walker to accommodate them by jumping onto the back of a red pickup truck and making remarks. Diner owner Joey Medeiros said 400 and 500 people were eventually allowed inside the diner. He said that he has hosted at least a dozen presidential candidates through three election cycles and Walker drew the largest crowd “by far.” (John DiStaso - July 16, 2015)
Boston Herald: "The Wisconsin governor received a warm reception from the standing-room only crowd inside Joey’s Diner, but one of the biggest cheers of the day came when he mentioned de-funding the organization currently finding itself under fire. “We de-funded Planned Parenthood, which is particularly important today,” he told an estimated 400 people inside the diner. The 20-minute speech preached a strong conservative message, including an emphasis on smaller government, lower taxes, and national security. “We are talking about protecting your children and grandchildren from the threats of radical Islamic terrorism,” Walker said." (Chris Villani - July 16, 2015)
On The Twitters:
@JamesPindell: .@ScottWalker to ride motorcycle through all 10 NH counties in coming months. 1st ride July 25, campaign says #fitn #nhpolitics