Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he was “without a doubt” inclined to run in 2018 in an interview with Townhall.
Walker: “I love what I do. We get good things done. It’s a benefit to the people of Wisconsin, but I think it also has a positive impact on people across the country if we can show other Republican governors and Republican lawmakers that even in a blue state like Wisconsin, we can get positive reforms done.”
Walker has served two terms, but is not term limited under state law. (Townhall)
NO CONFIDENCE. “Most respondents to the new Wisconsin Survey said that they don’t want the Republican Party to nominate either U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan or … Walker for the presidency.”
“Fifty-four percent of respondents would oppose a Ryan nomination while 35 percent said they would support him. Seventy-one percent said they would oppose a Walker nomination, but 24 percent said they would welcome his return to the presidential race.” The poll (April 12-15; >616 LVs; +/- 4%) was conducted by “Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the Strategic Research Institute at St. Norbert College.” (Wisconsin Public Radio)
SWITCHING IT UP. “Walker has shuffled his top communications staff in the governor’s office, moves that come during a relatively slow period in the state Capitol before work on the next state budget begins in earnest. Walker has brought back former spokesman Tom Evenson who also worked on the governor’s short-lived presidential campaign.” (AP)