Politics

Scott Walker To Embark On Winnebago Trip Across Iowa

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

After announcing his entrance into the presidential race Monday, Scott Walker will campaign throughout the first caucus state of Iowa in a motorhome.

Walker is set to make his announcement about the 2016 race Monday in Waukesha, Wis. From there, he will jet to Nevada, South Carolina and New Hampshire for campaign events, according to a spokesman.

When he gets to Iowa next Friday, the Republican will embark on what his campaign is calling the “Governor Scott Walker Winnebago tour of Iowa.”

Starting next Friday, the governor, according to his political operation, will embark on “a three-day Winnebago trip through Iowa as he pursues the ‘Full Grassley’ 99-county tour over the coming months.”

(The “Full Grassley” refers to Iowa’s Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s yearly tours of every county in the state).

For his first tour through Iowa as an official candidate, Walker will make appearances in Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Carroll, Ames, Marshalltown, Cedar Falls, Plainfield and Dubuque.

Walker, however, isn’t the first candidate to make a big deal out of his tour through the Hawkeye State; after entering the race in April, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton memorably took a road-trip from New York to Iowa in what she referred to her as her “Scooby” van.

Walker appears to be banking on a win in Iowa, and polling reflects that he is in a good position: the Real Clear Politics polling average shows him as the only candidate in double-digits, way ahead of all the other Republicans.

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