Paul Steinhauser: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker meets with NH RNC members
CONCORD - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who's seriously considering a run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, met with New Hampshire's delegation to the Republican National Committee.
The meeting took place Thursday, after Walker gave a keynote address at the RNC's winter meeting, which is taking place this year in San Diego.
According to a Republican source with knowledge of the meeting, Walker talked with New Hampshire's two RNC members, Steve Duprey and Juliana Bergeron, as well as state party chair Jennifer Horn.
"He asked for general advice on how one goes about campaigning in New Hampshire," the source told NH1, who added that Bergeron, Duprey and Horn related to Walker that to be successful in the Granite State, "you need to engage in retail campaigning, that you have to do multiple visits, and if you don't put in the time you won't do well."
The three also reiterated that the New Hampshire GOP is strictly neutral, because the state party wants to give all the potential candidates a great opportunity. New Hampshire, of course, has long held the first primary in the race for the White House.
According to the source, Walker also met with the delegations from around five or six other states.
Walker, who was re-elected this past November to a second term as Wisconsin governor, became a hero to many conservatives thanks to his 2011-2012 battle against public sector unions, which grabbed national attention.