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Walker says he won't run for president as sitting governor

Posted: 9:56 AM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 11:00:10-04
Walker says he won't run for president as sitting governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won't run for president again as a sitting governor, like he did last year.

Walker told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that if he runs for re-election in 2018 and wins, he would serve a four-year term. That would seem to preclude a second presidential run in 2020.

He says, "If I run again in 2018, it would be to serve a full term and not to run for another office."

But Walker has stoked talk of him laying the groundwork for a future presidential run by meeting in Cleveland with delegates from early presidential voting states. He attended a breakfast with the Iowa delegation on Monday.