In New Ad, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Makes Clear He Intends to Run for Third Term
In a new campaign video, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touts his record and makes clear he wants to run for a third term in 2018.
"At the end of each day, after all of the miles and conversations, I can't wait for the alarm to ring to see what opportunities tomorrow will bring," Walker says in the video. "Are you with me?"
The 1-minute video and an accompanying digital ad campaign are the clearest signs yet that the GOP governor will seek re-election. An official announcement is expected soon.
A number of Democrats are lining up against Walker, including: state schools Superintendent Tony Evers; Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik; Rep. Dana Wachs of Eau Claire; Sen. Kathleen Vinehout of Alma; political activist Mike McCabe; and former state Democratic chairman Matt Flynn.
Several other Democrats are considering a run, including: businessman Kurt Kober, firefighter union President Mahlon Mitchell and former state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys of Madison.
First elected in 2010, Walker won a 2012 recall election and a 2014 re-election race before joining and then dropping out of the 2015 GOP presidential primary.