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Walker Signals Intent to Run in 2018

Most Wisconsinites don’t want Walker to be nominated at RNC.

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Ally Mutnick
April 20, 2016, 10:22 a.m.

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)

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