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Walker Signals Intent to Run for Third Term

The two-term Wisconsin governor said he’s not currently raising money for the state’s Club for Growth.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 16, 2016, 8:45 a.m.

Wis­con­sin Gov. Scott Walk­er (R) all but de­clared he would seek a third term on Thursday.

Walk­er: “Right now, what I’m fo­cused in on is fin­ish­ing off the last little bit of my pres­id­en­tial cam­paign (debt) … which will be done by the end of the year, and then next year get­ting ready to raise funds for Friends of Scott Walk­er in pre­par­a­tion for a reelec­tion cam­paign in 2018.”

Walk­er also de­fen­ded his fun­drais­ing prac­tices in 2012 fol­low­ing the leak of evid­ence from the John Doe in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to his and the Wis­con­sin Club for Growth’s fun­drais­ing. “But even as Walk­er said the law was on his side in this case, he would not an­swer dir­ectly when asked at the morn­ing press event wheth­er he was still rais­ing money for third-party groups.” (WPR)

He later said “I don’t right now” so­li­cit funds for the Wis­con­sin Club. (Ap­pleton Post-Cres­cent)

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