Walker: Pence will be ready for VP debate

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) on Sunday predicted that Republican vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PencePence meets his 'second-favorite Ron and Nancy' Sanford: 'Testosterone can get you in trouble' Flynn discussed how to 'whisk' away cleric wanted by Turkey: report 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 KaineTrump supporters call for Kaine's son and other protesters to be prosecuted Senators demand Pentagon action after nude photo scandal RNC drops six-figure ad buy for Supreme Court, healthcare fight 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 TrumpWith GOP’s healthcare bill on ice, Dems go on offense Trump to undo Obama's climate change agenda Kushner met Russian bank executives: report 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 ClintonWith GOP’s healthcare bill on ice, Dems go on offense Trump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Path to 60 narrows for Trump pick 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.”