Gov. Walker to roll out policy plans in coming weeks

Gov. Scott Walker said he hopes to change the conversation in the next debate by talking policy.

Marking a month on the campaign trail, he told reporters in Illinois that he would expand his campaign’s policy positions over the next few weeks.

“We’re going to lay out some more details about things like Obamacare and how we would repeal that and what we would replace that with as well as our tax policy and other issues going forward,” Walker said.

Speaking to a group of Republicans in conservative DuPage County, the governor offered the stump speech issue pledges he’s been emphasizing over his first few weeks as a candidate, including approving the Keystone XL pipeline, repealing Obamacare and ending a deal negotiated by the Obama administration with Iran.

But Walker said he’ll soon roll out his plans on national security issues and the size and scope of government.

“We’ll be laying out those specifics in hopes that in the next debate we can talk about that as opposed to just talking about attacks on any of the candidates,” Walker said. “I think that’s what we saw in the first debate was people having to defend attacks from other candidates.”

The governor has also had to defend his recent position in the polls, losing ground in Iowa to businessman Donald Trump.

“I think the polls that you see not just one, but a number of candidates moving up are people who have not held political office,” Walker said. “Why? Because it’s a direct frustration with the fact they feel like even in Washington, Republicans haven’t been able to get the job done. So that frustration out there, I think in the end those voters will come home to us when the votes are cast because they want someone who doesn’t just get angry about it, but who can fight and win and get results and do it without compromising.”

Walker will continue with campaign stops through the weekend, with stops planned in Nevada Saturday, and at the Iowa State Fair next week.