Gov. Walker makes campaign stop in Fox Valley

Gov. Scott Walker campaigns in Menasha Nov. 7, 2017.
Gov. Scott Walker campaigns in Menasha Nov. 7, 2017. (WLUK image)

MENASHA (WLUK) -- Two days after making his official campaign kickoff for the 2018 election, Gov. Scott Walker jumped right into campaign mode on Tuesday.

"We're going to move Wisconsin forward," Walker said at a rally in Menasha Tuesday.

In front of a crowd at Alpha Prime Inc., Walker laid out his vision to supporters. That included the continued investment in Wisconsin schools, raising wages and cutting taxes.

"Keep your hard-earned take-home pay by continuing to reduce your tax burden," said Walker.

Dave Rause of Neenah says he has confidence in the governor.

"Yeah, I believe he can, I really do, we're on the right track to do that," Rause said.

But outside of the building, some voiced their lack of confidence in Walker.

Protesters, like Solo Little John of Kenosha, lined the street urging Walker to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and allow fast food workers to unionize.

"Just how they have the right, they have better lives, we want to have something for ourselves, allow us to have a better life," Little John said.

In response to Gov. Walker's re-election bid, Democrats say they're confident in the candidates they're putting forward in August's primary.

Some of the Democrats already in the race include state schools superintendent Tony Evers, state Rep. Dana Wachs, former state party chairman Matt Flynn, political activist Mike McCabe, Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik and State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout.

"I think it's looking fine, because what happens is, we all know the cream rises to the top, we have some candidates that are a little weak, but we have some candidates, that are very strong, and that cream will rise," said Rich Langan, the First Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Brown County.

Walker told his supporters he will need their help to win a third term, "By raising up an army, an army of grassroot volunteers."