It’s a safe bet that Governor Scott Walker won’t be welcoming Donald Trump to Wisconsin. Walker, who spoke with reporters following a bill signing in Madison Thursday morning prior to the announcement that Trump has scheduled a stop in Janesville next week, joked that the day’s wintry weather might “trump Trump,” but added that was wishful thinking.
“I haven’t heard anything from Donald Trump’s campaign,” the Republican governor said. Walker said he gets called everyday by people associated with the presidential campaigns of Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, “but I haven’t heard a peep out of the Trump campaign.”
Trump’s campaign announced that the GOP frontrunner will hold a rally at the Janesville Conference Center on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 29. Wisconsin’s presidential primary is one week later, and polls show Trump and Cruz are close in the state. Both men were campaigning in the state this week. Cruz had scheduled events on Thursday in Dane County and Janesville.
It’s unlikely Walker will be anywhere near the Trump event. “Some governors chose to show up at all the candidates events. I think the people are more than familiar with the candidates, they don’t need me introducing them,” the governor said. “If I make an appearance, it would probably be next week, after I decide if I’m going to make an endorsement.”
Walker also commented again on the prospects for this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. “I think if it’s an open convention, it’s very likely it would be someone who’s not currently running,” he said.