UNION LEADER: Walker has clear message for Clinton: I’m not scared
As originally appearing in The Union Leader

BY CASSIDY SWANSON

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a very clear message for Granite State voters on Friday at stops in Derry and Goffstown: he’s not afraid of unions, he’s not afraid of fellow Republicans, and he’s certainly not afraid of the likely Democratic nominee.

“I’m not intimidated from anything I’ve faced in Washington or Wisconsin…and I’m certainly not going to be intimidated from Hillary Clinton,” he said. “When you look at her track record, I don’t think the American people can trust her.”

In a one-on-one interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader at VFW Post 1617, Walker said that while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining in the polls and Vice President Joe Biden might join the fray, it’s clear that Clinton will likely be the the candidate to beat. And he’s not afraid of any smear campaigns she might lob against him if he becomes the GOP nominee. he said.

“I’ve had $100 million spent against me, I’ve had death threats, I’ve had attacks …(so) I’m not intimidated from having that kind of battle,” Walker said. “I’d love to go head-to-head with Hillary Clinton. I think if you look at her experience in the world as Secretary of State, everywhere in the world she’s touched is worse off today than before she and the President took office.”

At a Politics and Eggs breakfast event at St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Walker commended his fellow Republican candidates as a solid group of contenders, but touted his gubernatorial experience as proof that he’s the strongest choice.

“If you want someone who’s fought and won and gotten results, and did it without compromising common sense conservative principles, then I’m your candidate,” he said. “Because while there’s a great field out there, nobody else can meet each of those four criteria the way that we have.”

On top of making his case as the most qualified GOP candidate, Walker slammed Clinton, in no uncertain terms for her latest scandal involving using a private email server for government correspondences.

“To me, it’s either one of two things: it’s either illegal or incompetent,” Walker said. “By leaving that sensitive, classified information…available on an unsecured server…she put American at risk.”

Walker also took a jab at Clinton for charging colleges and universities more than $225,000 for appearances, as he froze tuition at Wisconsin state schools for four years.

“I’m doing this for free, by the way,” he said.

cswanson@newstote.com 

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