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 PenceMcConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts McConnell sidesteps Cheney-Trump drama 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 KaineOn The Money: Incomes, consumer spending soared in March | Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package | Biden cancels some border wall construction Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package Overnight Defense: Gillibrand makes new push for military sexual assault reform | US troops begin leaving Afghanistan | Biden budget delay pushes back annual defense policy bill 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 TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments 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 ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights 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.”