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Scott Walker 'Impresses' DC Lawmakers on Daylong Visit

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:32 AM

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "impressed" fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as he gears up for a probable presidential run.

According to Breitbart, Walker visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and held meetings with them.

Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, told Breitbart he's "always been impressed" with Walker, who took office in 2011.

"I've always been impressed with Governor Walker as I am with a number of people in our field. I think we've got a good field," Jordan said.

"Look, whoever emerges as the finalist — I think is going to show up, and will contrast with Secretary Clinton. But Governor Walker is impressive, and he has an impressive record in Wisconsin."

According to Breitbart, Walker met with "80 or more" Republican members of the House in the morning, followed by meetings with other conservatives in the afternoon.

"He gave a few opening remarks and then took Q&A," Walker's communications director Kirsten Kukowski told Breitbart. "Questions about what he's done in Wisconsin and needing someone who can govern that way in D.C., what happened with collective bargaining, foreign policy, energy, immigration, religious liberty."

Several other Republicans with whom Walker met Tuesday also voiced positive opinions of the 47-year-old.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee, for example, told Real Clear Politics that he "went in a little doubtful and came away impressed" after meeting with Walker.

Walker also defended his decision to drop out of college during his day on Capitol Hill. The question arose during meetings with GOP lawmakers.

Walker, according to those in attendance, said he was offered a job during his senior year at Marquette University and he accepted it.

Walker also said he would reveal his presidential plans next month after the Wisconsin legislature finishes putting together a two-year budget plan.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said he was impressed with the work Walker has put in regarding his foreign policy credentials. Governors like Walker, according to some experts, lack the foreign policy experience and knowledge necessary to become president.

"He's clearly been doing some homework to make sure he's capable of handling the foreign policy end of it," Rohrabacher said, reports The Hill. "He was very explicit about the people he met with and the leaders in various parts of the world he's spoken to in the last few months, so he's beefing up his credentials on foreign policy, so he won't be vulnerable on that issue."

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