Scott Walker Confirms 2016 Candidacy With Immigration Flip-flop

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Scott Walker. Photo: Benny Sieu/Corbis

After coming in second in CPAC’s mostly meaningless straw poll, Scott Walker is through playing coy about his presidential ambitions. In a New York Times report on GOP candidates wooing rich donors, Walker referred to his current position as Wisconsin’s governor in the past tense, saying, “Oh, I think along the way I’ll be at plenty of dairy events and farm events and factories just like when I was governor.” He also gave himself a new title while explaining to Fox News Sunday that he’s reversed his position on immigration after saying in 2013 that he could support a pathway to citizenship. “I don’t believe in amnesty, and part of the reason why I’ve made that a firm position is I look at the way this president has mishandled that issue,” Walker said. “My view has changed,” he added. “I’m flat-out saying it. Candidates can say that.”