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Governor Walker says he wouldn't want Presidential bid to be distraction for WI

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MAPLE BLUFF (WKOW) -- Scott Walker says any decision to run for President or any other office during a second-term as Governor would largely depend on whether or not it would cause a distraction for the people of Wisconsin.

"The big decision that I'd have to make about any future election is going to be less about even me, even my family, as it will be the people of this state," Gov. Walker said during a one-on-one interview with 27 News on Tuesday.

"One of the things that weighs very heavily on my mind is the impact that we've seen the last few years on the people of the state of the protests, the recalls, the next wave of recalls.  I think in many ways, even amongst many of my supporters who are very, very supportive, across the state there's a growing interest I think in me being able to lay out a clear plan and then see it through for the next four years, see those good things enacted and not having another distraction like we did midway through this last year," said Gov. Walker.  "So, I haven't made a decision, but, people ask 'what would decide, what would be the factor in that?', that more than anything would, the impact that it would have on the people of the state."

The Governor also told 27 News he would make a decision on Thursday about whether to sign or veto a bill that would make it harder to force public schools to change race-based nicknames or mascots.  If the Governor doesn't make a decision by then, the bill would automatically become law.

 

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