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Walker tiptoes closer to a presidential run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker inched closer to a 2016 presidential run, announcing on Tuesday that he is setting up a committee that will help him fundraise should he decide to jump in the race. The committee will be called “Our American Revival” and comes on the heels of the Republican’s successful appearance at a conservative summit in the early voting state of Iowa. “Our American Revival encompasses the shared values that make our country great; limiting the powers of the federal government to those defined in the Constitution while creating a leaner, more efficient, more effective and more accountable government to the American people,” Walker said in a statement. News of the committee was first reported by the Washington Post and confirmed by NBC News. Rick Wiley, former political director of the Republican National Committee, will serve as the group’s executive director. “Our American Revival” is a 527 leadership committee, which is different than a political action committee. Walker’s group will allow him to raise unlimited funds, but there are more disclosure requirements and he won’t be able to use that cash to support other candidates.

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