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Wisconsin Gov. Walker First To Open Iowa Office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step.

Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker's tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.

Kukowski says the campaign is in the process of opening other offices, but she had no further details on where they would be or the timing.

The office has been used for numerous other political campaigns in recent years, including Mitt Romney's general election effort in 2012 and prior to that Michele Bachmann's campaign during the Iowa caucus that year.

Walker's director of Iowa operations previously worked for Bachmann in that race.

The Des Moines Register first reported on Walker securing the space.

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