Despite the shrinking field, Governor Scott Walker is still not sure if he will endorse anyone in the presidential race before the state’s primary election next month.
The governor said the field became a little clearer after Tuesday’s contests, but no decision has been made yet. “Clearly sometime between now and the presidential preference primary…I’ll let people know if I’m going to endorse or not,” Walker said during a stop in Green Bay earlier this week.
Walker himself dropped out of the race last September. While he did not mention Donald Trump by name at the time, he encouraged other candidates to also exit so the Republican Party could establish another frontrunner in the race.
The Republican governor said he is pleased to see Wisconsin will likely still be relevant in the nominating process when its primary hits on April 5. “That hasn’t always been the case,” Walker said. “That’s good, no matter what your politics are. I think that’s a great thing that we can have a say and an impact.”
The focus of both party’s presidential candidates is expected to shift towards Wisconsin in the coming weeks. Already, Republican hopeful John Kasich’s campaign announced Friday he will hold a town hall event in Wauwatosa on March 23. No other candidates have officially announced stops in the state yet, ahead of the primary.
Affiliate WHBY contributed to this report.