Scott Walker's son considers congressional run

Scott Walker's son considers congressional run

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Friday that his son might run for Congress.

Walker told WISN 12 that his son Matt Walker, 25, was thinking about running to represent Wisconsin’s 5th District, which is set to open up after veteran lawmaker Rep. Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerAmash: Some retiring GOP lawmakers may reenter politics once Trump is gone FTC Democrat raises concerns that government is 'captured' by large tech companies Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets MORE (R-Wis.) this week said he would not seek reelection.

The district is a Republican stronghold.


"He’s had a number of people reach out to him,” the former governor said.  “I think in particular what intriguers him is he feels frustrated that AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Omar Funding stopgap would give Congress more time to debate expiring surveillance provisions 'Saturday Night Live' presents Trump impeachment hearings with 'pizzazz' of soap opera MORE] somehow nationally is reflective of his generation. He’s 25 and he feels there needs to be a counter-voice to that.”

Walker also told the TV station that his son asked for his opinion about his possible candidacy in recent days. 

“Well, personally, when he asked me about it the other day I gave him the advice you might not think of necessarily politically,” Scott Walker said. “I said one you need to pray about it. If it’s God’s will to get in or not get in you’ll figure that out first and foremost.”

Matt Walker is the co-founder of a digital marketing firm called Platform Digital. According to WISN 12, he has never held elected office, but was an intern for former House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanSaagar Enjeti: Crenshaw's conservatism will doom future of GOP Retirees should say 'no thanks' to Romney's Social Security plan California Governor Newsom and family dress as 2020 Democrats for Halloween MORE (R-Wis.).