Scott Walker 2016 presidential campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign of Scott Walker, the 45th Governor of Wisconsin, was announced at an event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 13, 2015.[2] The scheduling of an announcement event was made public on July 2, two weeks after the formation of a "testing the waters" fundraising committee.[3]

Scott Walker, Inc.
Scott Walker 2016 logo.svg
CampaignU.S. presidential election, 2016
CandidateScott Walker
Governor of Wisconsin (2011–2019)
AffiliationRepublican Party
July 13, 2015
September 21, 2015
HeadquartersP.O. Box 620590
Middleton, Wisconsin
Key peopleMichael W. Grebe (campaign manager)
Jon Hammes (co-chair campaign fundraising)
Todd Ricketts (co-chair campaign fundraising)
Kate Lind (treasurer)
Joe Fadness[1]
SloganReform. Growth. Safety.


Two weeks before his announcement, he formed a "testing the waters" fundraising committee to see if running for President is a good idea.[4]


On July 2nd, Walker started a countdown by posting a slice of his presidential campaign logo on Instagram, with eight more pieces to come in the days ahead.[2] He also tweeted an image of himself waving next to an American flag with the message "It begins."[2]

On July 10, then-Governor Walker's official Twitter account tweeted a premature presidential announcement, which is being investigated by Twitter.[5]


On September 21, 2015, Walker suspended his campaign after low polling numbers.[6]


  1. Sommerhauser, Mark (July 27, 2015). "Joe Fadness leaves director post at state GOP, joins Scott Walker's presidential campaign". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 reports, Tribune wire. "With social media tease, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters 2016 race".
  4. Jenna Johnson (18 June 2015). "Scott Walker forms a 'testing the waters' committee". Washington Post.
  5. TribuneWire (July 11, 2015). "If Scott Walker didn't tweet he's running for president, who did?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  6. Burns, Alexander; Healy, Patrick (21 September 2015). "Scott Walker Said to Be Quitting Presidential Race". New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2015.