Scott Walker considering running for Wisconsin governor or Senate: report

Scott Walker considering running for Wisconsin governor or Senate: report

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is mulling another gubernatorial bid in 2022, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. 

Walker, who was unseated by Democrat Tony Evers in 2018, told the Post he's "not ruling anything out" in 2022. 


“As you know, I think six months is a lifetime in politics,” he said. “I’m not ruling anything out. My wife … told me, ‘Don’t pretend you wouldn’t ever running again.’ ”

Walker also told the Post he'd be interested in running for other offices such as the Senate seat that Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: Barr asks Apple to unlock Pensacola shooter's phone | Tech industry rallies behind Google in Supreme Court fight | Congress struggles to set rules for cyber warfare with Iran | Blog site Boing Boing hacked Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran Senators set for briefing on cyber threats from Iran MORE (R-Wis.) has said he will vacate in 2022

“I would defer to him,” Walker said. “If he chose to run again, I wouldn’t run.”

Prior to being defeated by Evers, Walker served two terms as Wisconsin's governor. Wisconsin is a swing state that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE won in 2016. 

Before he left office in January, Walker signed a controversial bill to limit the powers of the governor.  

Walker also ran for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but was the second major Republican candidate to drop out of the race