Governor Scott Walker says former Florida Governor Jeb Bush actively exploring a run for president will not impact his decision on whether or not to enter the race
While he has not made a decision himself and has offered no timetable, Walker said Tuesday that the news Bush is forming an exploratory committee will not be adding any pressure on him to make one soon. Walker said “whatever decision I make will be based upon me and my family and my state, and what I may or may not be able to do for the country…not based on anybody else who may or may not be in the race.”
The Republican says there’s still plenty of time to make a decision about 2016, noting to reporters in Madison that past elections have seen candidates enter at many different times.
The governor has not said when he plans to make a decision, and only reaffirmed his past statements that he’s more focused right now on his legislative agenda and the budget he’ll introduce early next year.