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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Top Walker aide files with FEC to create super PAC

Keith Gilkes, a former campaign manager for Gov. Scott Walker and a top adviser, filed with the FEC today to create a super PAC named Unintimidated.

It's the same name Walker used for his book and comes as the guv continues to move toward an expected run for the presidency.

See the filing.

UPDATE: The PAC has now put out a press release saying it will highlight Walker’s record of reform and leadership. If he runs for president, it will “independently

advocate for his candidacy and show America who Walker is: someone who is unintimidated by Washington’s government-knows-best mentality and has proven his big, bold ideas can win.”

Walker aides Keith Gilkes and Stephan Thompson will be part of the leadership team for the super PAC.

Gilkes, who was a senior adviser for Walker’s 2014 election and managed the 2012 recall campaign, will serve as executive director.

Stephan Thompson, who was campaign manager on the 2014 run, will be the deputy executive director. He was most recently with Walker’s 527 organization, Our American Revival.

James McCray, a managing partner at Highwood Capital LLC, will be the national finance director.

-- By Staff

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