Gov. Walker Says Republicans Must Get Rid of "Party of No" Image

Urging GOP to avoid social issues


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is urging Republicans to keep a strict focus on the pocketbook concerns of voters in coming elections — and avoid social issues that have been the party's Achilles's heel in some recent campaigns.

Walker, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, also told The Hill the GOP can shed its reputation as the "party of no" only if it offers creative alternatives to Democratic policies they oppose, like ObamaCare.

"For us politically, it doesn't make sense for us not to be focused on the fiscal and economic issues," he said in a Monday interview.