Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has published a new video commemorating his recall election victory over Democrat Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee, in 2012. The video prominently features fellow Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan singing Walker's praises.
"He told people who he was, what he believed, what he was going to do, then he got elected and he did it," Ryan can be seen saying in a clip used for the web video. "And his reforms are working."
After the narrator asks "Why'd he win?" another clip from the former GOP vice presidential candidate is used as a response.
"He balanced the budget, he lowered taxes, he's turning our economy around, reforming our schools; courage is on the ballot," Ryan said. "What the left is trying to do is send a signal to any other reformer like Scott Walker, don't dare try this because we'll get you next."
In a statement announcing the release of the video, Walker advisor Rick Wiley offered another answer to the same question.
"Why did he win? Because people want someone with the courage to take on the big fights," Wiley said in a statement. "Today's Republican Party is as strong as ever in terms of the seats we hold in Congress, state legislatures, and governorships around the country; the only thing that's missing is the White House. That's why voters want someone who's not just a fighter, but a winner as well."
Walker will formally make his plans for 2016 public on Monday in Waukesha, Wis., at the same place he celebrated the recall election.