"I'm proud to welcome Speaker Daudt to our team. He is a fellow
conservative who is fighting the good fight for Wisconsin's neighbor to
the west," said Walker. "Minnesota will play an important role in
choosing the eventual Republican nominee, and together, Speaker Daudt
and I will work to spread our message of big, bold reform throughout
"In Minnesota, we've seen how our neighbor, Wisconsin, has been able
to turn around under the strong leadership of Gov. Walker," said Daudt.
"Our country needs a reform-minded leader who isn't afraid to identify
problems and fight for solutions. Gov. Walker stood up for the
hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin, stood against the entrenched
special interests, and survived a historic recall election. I believe
he has proven his readiness to lead our great country."
Daudt is currently the Speaker of the House in the Minnesota House
of Representatives. As speaker, he is the presiding officer of the
House chamber and the highest ranking elected Republican in the state
of Minnesota. Prior to his election as State Representative, Daudt
served six years as an Isanti County Commissioner and was a Stanford
Town Board Supervisor from 1999-2005.