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Scott Walker Mounts a Last Stand in Iowa

The Wisconsin governor, once the front-runner in Iowa, is now trying to recharge his campaign by spending at least 10-days-a-month in the state.
on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC.

on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Win McNamee

It's been a thrilling—and harrowing—roller coaster ride for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

First, the Republican presidential candidate suddenly rose and broke from the pack with a well-received speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, where he repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet with thunderous applause. Almost immediately afterward, support for Walker surged. Iowa polls conducted during late spring and early summer showed him with almost enough support to potentially win the state's Feb. 1 first-in-the-nation caucuses amid an unusually crowded field.