Walker says he won't run for president as sitting governor
Posted: 9:56 AM, Jul 18, 2016
<p>WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the American Action Forum January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week Walker announced the formation of "Our American Revival", a new committee designed to explore the option of a presidential bid in 2016. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)</p>
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.