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Scott Walker helping to prep Pence for debate against Harris: report

Scott Walker helping to prep Pence for debate against Harris: report
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is reportedly helping Vice President Pence prepare for his debate next month with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally Overnight Defense: US, Russia closer on nuclear treaty extension after Moscow accepts warhead freeze | Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi crown prince | Biden nets hundreds more national security endorsements Democrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll MORE (Calif.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that two people familiar with Pence's debate prep had revealed Walker's assistance. The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for confirmation.

Walker and Pence both served as GOP governors during Pence's time in Indiana, and the two also worked together during Pence and President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE's 2016 run for the White House.

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“All I can say is that I worked with him four years ago and was happy to help,” Walker told the Post. “That’s it.”

Harris became known during the early months of the 2020 Democratic primary for her fiery debate style, particularly challenging former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE over his record on school busing in one memorable exchange.

Pence and Harris are scheduled to debate once, on Oct. 7, at the University of Utah. USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page will moderate.

Biden, now the Democratic presidential nominee, and Trump are set to debate three times, with the first coming Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.