Walker waiting for calling as he mulls 2016 run
MADISON, Wis. — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016.
Walker told The Associated Press on Tuesday that if he’s going to be a GOP contender, “I have to feel like it’s a calling, particularly for the time and the effort and the impact it has on family and friends.”
Walker won re-election to a second term in November after becoming the first governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall in 2012. He says it was “pretty obvious” that running for president is something he should consider.
But for now, Walker says, he’s focused on his duties as governor, including passing a state budget by mid-2015.