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Governor Walker sends mixed message on 2016 Presidential run; social media ignites with possibility

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Twitter is a buzz this morning with news of a Walker's victory and whether or not this means a 2016 bid for the White House.

Meantime, Governor Walker isn't saying much about his political aspirations. But, in just 160 characters or less, national media isn't mincing words on the possibility, especially when it comes to the implications of walker's re-election win.

The New York Times tweeted out overnight from their ?@nytpolitics handle: "Scott Walker's re-election in Wisconsin keeps alive his pursuit of the presidency in 2016."

?@Bloombergnews echoed that response ".@govwalker preserves his status as a potential 2016 presidential candidate."

And @Huffpostlive is also feeling a presidential running vibe from the win.

?The site says: "Scott walker's win in Wisconsin may pave his way to a run in 2016"

And besides the news being a hot topic on social media, local experts are chiming in on Walker's win to national newspapers.

A UW Madison journalism professor is one of them. Mike Wagner studies political communications. He tells the Washington Post this morning:

"[Walker] He can say to republican activists around the country, 'i won three close races in a swing state,'" said Wagner.

Meantime -- Marquette University Professor of Political Science Amber Wichowsky told sister station WISN ahead of the election that this win now thrusts Wisconsin into the spotlight. She says its because Walker's white house future is now a reality.

"Particularly with the governor's name being tossed in the ring as a potential presidential candidate in 2016."

Walker says any decision about running for president "will have to wait long after" he works with the legislature on passing the next state budget.

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