He summed up Walker’s decision to stop his campaign by using the word “frugal”.
Walker burst onto the scene in January and soared to the top of the polls, but Saxe said he started to decline rapidly. There’s a direct correlation there.
“I just don’t know when the Republican Party got scared of debates”, Anderson told the Washington Examiner. “It’s too bad”. But he didn’t really have a second paragraph: a distinctive list of other things he’d do as president. “Political talent here is just stretched so thin because of all the Republicans presidential candidates”.
“I’m disappointed”, said Stanley Hubbard, a billionaire media mogul from Minneapolis who had backed Walker’s campaign.
He was more circumspect when asked whether he would be interested in being a vice presidential candidate. She said Minnesota also has a much healthier state budget and even a better business climate, according to Forbes magazine.
That thought came into my head when we were all standing at the Reagan Library last Wednesday. And that, paradoxically, may be good news for establishment Republicans.
“I think for example – Rand Paul”.
“I was disappointed”, Anton said. “And I don’t know if that is going to change”.
Walker thanked his donors – a number of whom have written six and seven figure checks to Walker’s super-PAC – in a 15-minute conference call.
Another one bites the dust. “His campaign is not going anywhere and he’s sucking away support that might go elsewhere – to someone who is challenging Trump“.
“I think it would require a lot more than Scott Walker’s supporters to help Chris Christie”, said Ross K. Baker, a noted political scientist at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. “Public policy is highly specialized field in which people hone their talents and experience and knowledge for decades”.
Groups backing Walker went on to raise $26 million, tapping wealthy donors whom Walker had cultivated in his years as governor and during his successful effort to win a recall election in 2012. “We think we’ll do very well for those folks”.
The proposal elicited immediate opposition from Democrats, who said it will open the door to GOP cronyism and corruption.
What’s striking – and to some degree, disturbing – about the GOP race so far is the extent to which the nonpoliticians – Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson – are striking a chord with voters. A new CNN poll of Republican and Republican-leaning voters surveyed after the debate showed Rubio garnering 11% of the vote, up 8 points from a previous CNN poll earlier in September. “Kind of guy I want managing my tax money”.
This friction between Tonette and Wiley apparently led to her maneuvering with other members of the campaign to possibly replace him with former Walker aides more to her liking. And at the end of it all, only one man or woman will get the nomination, yet momentum and resources already spent could be deciding factors when facing the Democratic nominee.
The big field, and wide array of options, has translated to fewer early endorsements as officials wait longer to see which candidates are in it for the long haul, one strategist said.