Walker: Pence will be ready for VP debate

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) on Sunday predicted that Republican vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOPINION | There is no Trump administration Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president' DeVos charges ahead on school choice MORE will be prepared for Tuesday night’s debate.

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Walker, who has been helping Pence with debate preparations, said in a radio interview with John Catsimatidis that he’s predicting a tough matchup against Sen. Tim KaineTim Kaine Violent white nationalist protests prompt state of emergency in Virginia Republicans will get their comeuppance in New Jersey, Virginia Spicer signs deal with top TV lawyer: report MORE (D-Va.).

“He’s doing a super job,” Walker said. “He’s going to be ready to go against Sen. Tim Kaine, who I think is going to be a formidable opponent as a debater as well, but he’s got the right message and the right demeanor, I think, to go forward and make the case for why Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign MORE should be the next president.”

Politico reported last month that Walker was playing Kaine in mock debates against Pence, though Catsimatidis did not ask him to confirm.

Scott said Sunday that both Pence and Republican nominee Donald Trump need to take the attack to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents High-ranking FBI official leaves Russia probe OPINION | Steve Bannon is Trump's indispensable man — don't sacrifice him to the critics MORE, instead of getting sidetracked by other issues. The Wisconsin governor said that if Trump takes that advice to heart in the remaining debates, he’ll be sure to win.

“I’m just convinced if this election on Nov. 8 is about Hillary Clinton, she loses,” Walker said. “If it’s about some other assortment of side issues, then it’s a much more difficult race.”