Walker picks foundation leader to head presidential campaign

Gov. Scott Walker has tabbed Bradley Foundation President Mike Grebe to lead his presidential campaign.

Grebe told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday that Walker asked him to serve as his campaign chairman about 10 days ago. Walker is expected to announce his bid for the Republican nomination on Monday in Waukesha.

Grebe has served as chairman of Walker’s gubernatorial political committee since 2010.

The Bradley Foundation has backed a number of conservative public policy experiments, including welfare reform and voucher schools. Grebe became the foundation’s president and chief executive officer in 2002.