He was a team player when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin in 2006, and then dropped out to make way for one Republican candidate to compete.
That was a wise move which benefitted him four years later.
He ran in 2010 and won in the Tea Party wave.
He signed off on Act 10 union reforms, which have benefited the Dairy State to this day.
He was a welcome contender for the Presidential nomination. He was presidential, courageous, with a long track record of accomplishments.
I remember during the early days of the 2016 Presidential primary. He was biding his time, raising money. The pollsters were lining up his name, and he was within striking distance of the Establishment leader Jeb Bush and the national front-runner Donald Trump.
But he did not have the media savvy needed to command media attention for the national audience.
He was a bland debater and campaigner.
His most ardent supporters told him that he needed t basically punch someone in the nose during the eleven-person debate in Simi Valley to have a chance.
His polling numbers fell well below the margin of error, too.
And he dropped out of the race for President.
But he did not drop out of the team to help other Republicans win across the country.
Now he's helping Martha McSally.
McSally won a tough contest in Arizona's swing Second District, by the slimmest of margins.
She needs lots of help going into 2016:
We broke barriers when I became the first governor to win a recall election, but that is nothing compared to the barriers Congresswoman Martha McSally has broken down...
She was the first female fighter pilot in American history to fly in combat and to command a fighter squadron in combat. She is the only female GOP veteran serving in the United States House of Representatives, where she is a strong advocate for our Republican agenda.
She is not just a Congresswoman, she is a national hero.
She is facing a tough battle for re-election in Arizona's Second District and needs our help to win.
Martha is focused on national security and keeping our country and communities safe — which is not surprising given her military background and the fact that she hails from a border state. She is leading the fight to secure our borders and defeat ISIS.
A staunch fiscal conservative, Martha is committed to getting our fiscal house in order. She supports initiatives to bring the cost of college down so it isn't bankrupting students and their families — not unlike what we have been working to accomplish in Wisconsin.
Her values are our values.
Stand with Martha today.
As a freshman, Martha quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with — she has passed eight bills through the House and had two signed into law.
Majority control of Congress is at stake and I urge you to support Martha McSally in her bid to win re-election. Support Martha McSally right now with $10, $35, $50, $100, $175, $250, or more.
To say Martha knows her stuff would be the understatement of the year.
In addition to her military experience, Martha has a Masters Degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Public Policy and a second Masters Degree from the U.S. Air War College in Public Policy and Strategic Studies, where she graduated #1 in her class of 261 senior military officers.
She is smart, focused, experienced, and being targeted for defeat.
Martha fought hard to win her seat in 2014 — winning by just 167 votes which is way too close for comfort — and the Democrats would love nothing more than to reclaim this highly competitive seat. Millions will be spent on this race between now and Election Day and your strong support is urgently needed.
This race has national implications and we need Martha in Congress fighting for a safe, strong, and secure America.
Please stand with me in support of Martha McSally today.