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 PenceOvernight Health Care: GOP in retreat on ObamaCare | Drug pricing fight heads to the states | PhRMA spends record amount on lobbying Appeals court: Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence unconstitutional Top LGBT group targets Pence in new campaign 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 KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Overnight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes 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 TrumpGingrich: Trump ‘mishandled’ Rosenstein memo on Comey Trump to gift Macron framed upholstery: report Former presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush 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 Diane Rodham ClintonFormer presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush Romney: Parts of Comey book read 'too much like a novel’ Collins: Comey should have waited to release his memoir 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.”