Palmetto Sunrise: Scott Walker makes it official

FILE - In this June 20, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Washington. Walker rose to national prominence by effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers, confronting them in the state where their main union was founded. Walker was forced into a recall election because of the fight with unions the following year but won, making him the first governor in U.S. history to survive such an effort. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

COLUMBIA — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has officially become a White House hopeful.

Walker became the 15th high-profile Republican to enter the GOP presidential contest, with at least $20 million to spread his message, raised by two outside groups not subject to campaign finance donation limits, the Associated Press reported.

Walker has already held several South Carolina events, including a fundraiser in March that sold out. In April, Walker won the Charleston County Republican Party’s straw poll.

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