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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he’s running for president in 2016. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

And Walker makes 15…


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on Monday he is joining the crowded Republican field seeking the White House in the November 2016 election.

“America needs new, fresh leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done,” Walker said in a new video. “I am running for president to fight and win for the American people.”

Walker is the 15th Republican to formally announce a presidential candidacy. He has a resume that appeals to conservatives, helping put him among the top contenders for his party’s nomination in poll after poll.

Walker’s advisers say he will portray himself as a “fighter who can win” at a Monday evening campaign launch in Waukesha, just outside of Milwaukee.

The 47-year-old Republican has won three statewide elections in four years, including his defeat of a 2012 recall effort over his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public unions in Wisconsin. He won his first gubernatorial election in 2010 and was re-elected last November.

Walker has cultivated an image as a fresh-faced alternative to Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who leads many polls of Republican voters.

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