Former Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who officially left office this week after eight years, announced Wednesday that he plans to help chair President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in Wisconsin.
“I’m going to help chair his and Vice President Pence’s campaign here in Wisconsin,” Walker said on Fox and Friends. “I want to be a part of making sure that we keep this president and this administration intact.”
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) January 9, 2019
While Walker plans to work in the private sector for a few years, he’s repeatedly expressed interest in running for the U.S. Senate in 2022 if Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) decides against seeking reelection, which some believe is likely since Johnson has imposed term limits on himself.
“My friend, Ron Johnson, has said that he wouldn’t be running again but I’m going to defer to him. If he wants to run again, I think he’s a good and effective United States Senator. If he didn’t, well I’ll think about it,” Walker said on The Jay Weber Show, pointing to the success of Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who was previously Florida’s governor.
“I don’t think at 51 I’m done yet, but it would be nice to be in the private sector for a while,” Walker added. His immediate plans are to hit the speaking circuit in an effort to help return “power to the people in the states.”
In a recent Associated Press interview, Walker said he probably won’t run for governor again in four years, but wouldn’t “rule anything out.”
“If Republicans are going to make the case, it’s probably worth, at least for governor, having a new face, a new name on the ballot for that,” he said.
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
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