Republican Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, avoiding gaffe

Associated Press

The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state has finished up a presidential campaign stop in the capital of cheesesteaks without committing any dietary gaffes.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got his sandwich orders right as he made a swing through Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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Walker is seeking the Republican presidential nomination. He stopped at rival landmark cheesesteak joints Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's, ordering a sandwich from each.

He chose American cheese for both, bypassing the more traditional Cheez Whiz. He avoided the blunder of former presidential candidate John Kerry, who asked for Swiss, which isn't an option.

Stopping for a cheesesteak is a must for any Philadelphia visitor, politicians included. Presidents Barack Obama in 2010 and George W. Bush in 2004 followed tradition and ordered theirs with Whiz.