Walker For President - First Trip To NH As An Announced Presidential Candidate

Scott Walker For America

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. 

Governor Walker addresses the overflow crowd from the back of a pickup truck at Joey's Diner in Amherst
Governor Walker addresses the overflow crowd from the back of a pickup truck at Joey's Diner in Amherst

First Lady Tonette Walker greets a supporter at Joey's Diner in Amherst
First Lady Tonette Walker greets a supporter at Joey's Diner in Amherst

Senator Scott Brown introduces Governor Walker at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton
Senator Scott Brown introduces Governor Walker at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton

Governor Walker greets large crowds at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton
Governor Walker greets large crowds at Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton

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)

New Hampshire Union Leader: "Walker said his record in Wisconsin included lowering taxes, defunding Planned Parenthood, securing a right to concealed carry, and requiring voters to have photo identification before casting a ballot. “If all that can happen in a blue state like Wisconsin, imagine what we can do for the country,” he said. Walker said his campaign is focused on reform, growth, and safety. He spoke of reducing government regulations, repealing the Affordable Care Act,  ensuring that education policy is set at the local level, and implementing an “all of the above” energy policy. Walker also criticized President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and he promised to secure borders, rebuild the military and deliver timely health care and other benefits to veterans. He wrapped up his remarks in the diner by pointing to the recall election, which followed his battle against collective bargaining and his support for “Right to Work” in Wisconsin. He won the recall, and later won a second term – three victories in four years." (Dan Tuohy - 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)

AP: "Walker was quick to seize the opportunity to criticize Clinton, who is the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination. He said he offers a fresh face while Clinton is a candidate from the past, adding that he has a better history of accomplishments. All Clinton did as secretary of state, Walker said, was accumulate frequent flyer miles. "I think it would be hard to argue that the places she's been involved within the first four years of President (Barack) Obama's tenure aren't more messed up today than they were before she and the president took office," he charged." (Kathleen Ronayne - 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

@jdistaso: Fmr state senator Jim Luther strong on board with @ScottWalker Says confident he'll be here plenty #fitn #nhpolitics #WMUR

@ChrisVillani44: The owner of Joey's diner told us @ScottWalker drew the largest crowd he's ever seen at his place in three election cycles

@Telegraph_Chris: At packed event in Amherst, NH, @ScottWalker says "I'm about as anti-Washington as you can get." #nhpolitics #fitn

@WMUR9: .@scottwalker says he'd try to terminate 'bad' deal with Iran, 'not a place we should be doing business with. #firm #nhpolitics  via  jdista

@reillyadam: .@scottwalker, craftily, hops on the back of a truck to greet the crowd that can't get inside #fitn

@JamesPindell: .@scottwalker calls for a moment of silence for the Tennessee shootings at beginning of North Hampton event #fitn

@jdelreal: Walker got a very, very warm response from the audience at Harley Davidson.

@tuohy: .@ScottWalker in NH: “If you’re looking for someone who can fight and win for Americans, then I’m your candidate." http://bit.ly/1KaUvrC

@SenScottBrown: Introducing @Scottwalker at Seacoast Harley. Great speech, huge crowd. #nhpolitics

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