TheDC Interview: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on budget-reform success, GOP field

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker recently addressed conservative activists at the Young America’s Foundation West Coast Leadership Conference at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Through the courtesy of YAF, The Daily Caller was given the opportunity to ask Walker several questions during a videotaped Q-and-A session.

Walker explained that his controversial budget reforms passed earlier this year to much liberal fury “are working.”

“The biggest thing we learned is that we’re doing the right thing,” he said.


“While other states saw massive lay-offs, they saw massive shut down of services, we were largely able to avoid that in Wisconsin because our reforms are working.”

Walker also discussed his policy priorities moving forward, whether he would consider running for president in 2016, and his thoughts about endorsing a presidential hopeful during the Republican primary process.

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