If Texas Senator Ted Cruz were to win the Republican presidential nomination, and then go on to win the White House in November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker would not accept a cabinet-level position if it were offered to him.
Walker, who endorsed Cruz ahead of Wisconsin’s April 5 presidential preference primary, was asked the question during a stop in Madison Friday. The Republican governor, who left the race himself last September, said “Tommy Thompson told me many, many a time that his worst day as governor was still better than his best day in the cabinet.”
Thompson resigned as Wisconsin governor to serve as President George W. Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary, shortly after Bush was first elected.
As for whether he would accept an offer to serve as Cruz’s running mate in the general election, Walker called such talk “premature.”
AUDIO: Gov. Walker discusses why he would not accept a cabinet position under a President Cruz (:30)
Walker is set to make campaign stops with Cruz this weekend, as the candidates continue a final sweep through Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday’s election.