Walker son thinking about 5th CD bid

Walker son thinking about 5th CD bid

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“UPFRONT.”
WE’LL TAKE A LOOK NOW AT SOME
MORE NUMBERS FROM THE MOST
RECENT MARQUETTE LAW school
POLL. 53% OF THE RESPONDENTS
DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB PRESIDENT
TRUMP IS DOING. 45% APPROVE. IN THE 2020 HEAD TO HEAD
MATCHUPS, THE PRESIDENT TRAILS
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
BY 9 POINTS. HE TRAILS VERMONT SENATOR BERNIE
Sanders by 4%, but HE IS TIED
WITH MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR
ELIZABETH WARREN AT 45%. SOME ANALYSTS HAVE SAID THE
ENTIRE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION COULD COME DOWN TO
WISCONSIN. We are talking about the now
with FORMER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR
SCOTT WALKER WHO HAS A NEW ROLE
TO TELL US ABOUT. Thanks for being here. Gov. Walker: Great to be with
you. We will get back to your new
role in a second, but there was
news this last week. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner
said he is not running for
reelection, so I’m curious. Anyone you think you will
support in the primary? Gov. Walker: I think it will be
wide open. A lot of the folks are talking
about it, Senate Scott
Fitzgerald, helped us through
act 10, State Senator Leah was
another one talking about it. There’s even some talks my son,
Matt Walker, who runs a digital
marketing firm in downtown
Milwaukee and grew up in the
district might be on the list. We will see. I think the voters of the fifth
District will be blessed, like
they have been for four decades. Adrienne: I have heard Matt’s
name floated out there. What did he say to you? Gov. Walker: He has had a number
of people reach out to him. He feels frustrated AOC somehow
nationally is reflective of his
generation. He has 25, and he feels like
there needs to be a counter
voice to that, that people his
age are more libertarian than
liberal. They want the government out of
the way, particularly the
federal government not to be in
their business. That is the counter to what AOC
is talking about. Adrienne: Did Matt tell you he
is interested in running? Gov. Walker: I think he is,
after people reached out to him. This is something that intrigued
him. He watched when I was in
assembly. When I was Governor, he saw it
firsthand, so that you can’t
back down from the tough fights. Whether he is in or not, the
number of candidates likely to
run as well are people that have
been excellent. I’m certain there will be a
great nominee and that will be
the next congressperson, man or
woman. Adrienne: Let’s get back to the
Marquette Law school poll. In your new role, you will be
working with young people. When it comes to 18 to
29-year-olds, 33% approve and
67% disapprove
How do you get people to back
the president? Sen. Shilling: It’s not just
young people. I say the president may tweet
things that I or people around
me may not do, but Washington is
filled with people that talk
right but don’t do squad. And not only not do things, but
they do things that hurt our
economy and our future. This president has done
tremendous things on substance. If you look at the policy, the
economy is humming, lowest
unemployment rate since December
of 1969. By category, African-American,
Latino, veterans, people with
disabilities, it is the lowest
unemployment rates ever recorded
and Americans know the future is
moving the right way. Adrienne: But how do you get the
young people past some of those
things you just talked about
when they say they are caring
about social issues and they’re
not being talked about. Sen. Shilling: I don’t think it
is social issues. You have media telling you one
thing, and when I talk to young
people, it is a simple
conversation. There’s a difference between a
taxi and an Uber. Taxi is regulated, restricted,
they box people out, and that is
what socialism is like. They want to tell you when to
do, what to do, how to do it. Most people don’t want to tell
them what to do. That’s what us on the right,
that is where we are at. We are like Uber or Lyft. They don’t care whether you
drive one today or 100 times,
all they care about is the
safety of the passenger and
driver getting to one place or
the other. That is what we are like on the
right. As long as you don’t hurt the
health and safety of your
neighbor, do the right thing. Adrienne: How’d you get the
message out? Sen. Shilling: Getting people
evangelizing on college
campuses, with others, it will
not come from the reaction from
the president. It has to be on a person by
person basis. Part of my duties to help get
the president reelected is that
we have to go back to what we
did in the 2012 recall
elections. We didn’t just at Republicans
out. We had people talking to
neighbors, coworkers, people
they go to school with, and
making that personal connection,
connecting the dots in a way
that is not happening right now. Adrienne: Let’s get to these
head-to-head to head matchups
with the president. Marquette Paul had abide in
beating him as well as Sanders. Who do you think is the biggest
competition for the president
Wisconsin? Gov. Walker: In the end, the
best thing the Democrats could
do is nominate their candidate a
week before the election. They won’t do that, but I say
that sarcastically. If it is checked — just a
referendum on the president,
unprecedented attacks from the
media like I have never seen
before, but nationally, I have
never seen anything like this. No wonder the polls are where
they are at. Four years ago, the polls showed
Hillary would carry Wisconsin,
and I think in the end, when the
people with the state, whether
it is Joe Biden, Elizabeth
Warren, or whoever else, the further to the left they have
gone, they say they have
embraced policies that we see
failing and places real time
like Venezuela. You will see the contrast
between freedom and failed
socialism. The other part of it is that I
think, particularly younger
voters but with anyone, there is
a craving for authenticity. That’s the appeal for Bernie
Sanders. He is who he says he is. Part of the reason Hillary
Clinton lost in Wisconsin is
because people thought she was a
fraud. Adrienne: And Sanders won the
primary. Do you think he is the biggest
competition? Gov. Walker: I think he is the
most likely to win the primary,
but Joe Biden probably ends up
being the nominee. Despite the poll, I think it is
a good thing for the president
because when you compare Bernie
Sanders and the president, the
parallels are —
He is who he says he is going to be. Adrienne: Thank you. My interview would Scott Walker
continues NOW ON OUR WEB SITE,
WHERE HE’S TALKING ABOUT THE
ADVICE HE’D GIVE HIS SON IF HE
RUNS FOR CONGRESS. YOU’LL FIND THAT ON THE UPFRONT
SECTION OF WISN.com. NEXT, WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT
IT. WISCONSIN’S 2020 RACES ARE
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