Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican among the top tier of the party's presidential aspirants, said he may skip the traditional exploratory committee if he runs for president in 2016.
"Should we decide to, we would go probably from where we are at that, to an outright presidential campaign if we thought the circumstances were right, but that's still a ways off," Walker told reporters in Washington on Saturday as he attended the winter meeting of the National Governors' Association.
Last month, Walker announced he had formed a 527 political action committee, dubbed Our American Revival, in a move that allowed him to raise money and increase his visibility ahead of a possible campaign. Earlier this month, he went on a trade mission to the U.K., similar to one a week earlier by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Walker, 47, elected to his first term in 2010, survived a recall election in 2012 and won a second term in November. He said he has campaigned 14 times in the last 25 years.
"Certainly, I'm accustomed to running," he said. "It's a good thing I ran track in high school."
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