May 2, 2015

APPEALING TO THE BASE:

On campaign trail, Walker sheds light on influence of faith (Daniel Bice and Annysa Johnson, 4/23/15, Journal Sentinel)

Few things are as central to understanding Scott Walker as his relentless political calculus and his evangelical Christian faith.

Those two facets of the governor are coming together as never before in his all-but-certain bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. They will be on full display Saturday when the two-term governor joins fellow would-be presidential candidates at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff.

So far, Walker's folksy mix of faith and politics has resonated with evangelical Christian voters, a key constituency for Republican candidates.

"He is definitely galvanizing our membership," said Timothy Head, executive director of Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, which stages the Iowa event.

A recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed the second-term Republican governor outpacing all other GOP contenders in his support from this powerful segment of the Republican Party.

If he can make this sale he can win IA and SC and knock Jeb out of the race.

Posted by at May 2, 2015 9:04 AM
  

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