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Scott Walker mounts a Harley-Davidson at Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’

Six official — and one soon-to-be — Republican presidential candidates attended Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s “Roast and Ride” fundraiser Saturday to munch on pork ribs, admire motorcycles and mingle with the key state’s voters.

Though Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has not yet announced his bid for the White House — he’s expected to do so in July — the Republican lawmaker notably stood out in his sweet Harley-Davidson leather biker jacket.

In fact, Walker along with Ernst led the 40-mile, 300-person motorcycle ride from Des Moines to the carnival-like event’s location in Boone, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participates in a fundraising ride for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participates in a fundraising ride for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, talks with Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, before Ernst's fundraising ride, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The event entailed both larger addresses from the candidates in attendance as well as more personal one-on-one voter discussions.

Walker was joined at the fundraiser by official candidates Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Dr. Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Perry also led his own pack of motorcycle riders, cruising appropriately from Perry, Iowa, to the event to raise funds to benefit service dogs for military veterans.

Walker and Perry shared a high-five at the “Roast.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, is greeted by Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, before speaking at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, is greeted by Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

And Rubio and Huckabee shared a laugh.

Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, right, is greeted by Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., before speaking at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, right, is greeted by Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Fiorina, Graham and Carson all kept it classy in the country environment as they addressed voters.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waves as she walks to the stage to speak at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waves as she walks to the stage. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is greeted by supporters during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is greeted by supporters. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ernst spoke excitedly of the fundraiser, which was held to benefit her political action committee.

“In Iowa, it is extremely important to do this,” explained the junior senator. “Iowans want to meet their candidates, they want to reach out and shake their hands. They want to ask that question face-to-face.”


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