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Scott Walker to GOP: 'It's too Early' to Focus on 2016 Race

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 02:03 PM

By Dan Weil

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Republicans shouldn't be concentrating on the 2016 presidential race until the 2014 midterm elections for Congress are over, says Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

"At least on the Republican side I think it’s too early. It’s a disservice to the party and the country," he said Tuesday on Fox & Friends. "We’ve got 36 races for governor next year, 22 of them, including me, are Republican governors. You’ve got a U.S. Senate where we’ve got a very real chance to get a majority.You’ve got to focus on 2014."



Walker himself is among those in his party being touted as a potential presidential candidate.

But for the moment, he stressed that governing his state is at the top of his agenda. He pointed to other Republican-controlled states where economic upswings have also taken place, noting that the governors themselves are responsible and not lawmakers or the administration in Washington.

"I think people are hungry for leadership, I think they want people to step up," Walker said. "That’s why even though the president got re-elected by a significant margin, particularly in key swing states, almost every one of those swing states we talked about last year is today governed by a Republican governor."


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