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 HarrisMichelle Obama says 'everyone was concerned' about potential violence at Biden inauguration Ella Emhoff, inauguration designer join forces on knitwear collaboration Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? 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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE's 2016 run for the White House.


“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 BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 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.