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Walker won't commit to finishing second term as Governor

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) will not commit to fulfilling all four years of a second term if he is reelected in November.

Just a day after kicking off his reelection campaign, Gov. Walker was dodging questions about how long a possible second term might last.

"What I'm gonna stay focused on and committed to is telling the people of the state what I plan on doing in the next term.  I want to be Governor and that's the only thing I'm focused on right now,"  said Gov. Walker.

But Gov. Walker didn't seem concerned about any fallout from that lack of commitment.  He also didn't seem worried about what might happen if the state fails to create the 250,000 new private sector jobs he promised to deliver during his first term.

"I don't think the people of this state, come November, are gonna penalize somebody for aiming big, particularly when they see the success we've had the last three years compared to where we were the four years before we took office," said Gov. Walker.

The Governor doesn't think the second John Doe investigation looking into his campaign's ties to conservative groups will be a stumbling block either.

"You know, there'll probably be attempts in this campaign, just like there were in the recall campaign to get off of the core issues, but I think the big deal is gonna be the economy and it's gonna be future budgets and we're gonna talk about the big bold issues,"  said Gov. Walker.

The attorney for Walker's campaign has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to intervene in the second John Doe to determine whether prosecutors have the right to subpoena documents as part of their secret investigation.  But the governor refused comment on that matter today.
Wisconsin Club for Growth has already won one federal court ruling from a U.S. judge in Milwaukee who agreed to allow the group's lawsuit against the John Doe prosecutors to proceed.

Wisconsin Club for Growth founder Eric O'Keefe argues the investigation should be halted, because it is an abuse of power and infringes on free speech. The prosecutors are appealing that federal court ruling.

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