Going 1-on-1 with Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) - In roughly 10 days Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) will stand before the legislature and give his annual State of the State address. But before that he sat down for a 1-on-1 interview with Local 5's Kris Schuller to talk about the year that was and what is yet to come 
 
"The national media, not the state, the national was obsessed with one personality," said Gov. Scott Walker.
 
Scott Walker is finally talking about his decision to drop out of the race for the White House. In a 1-on-1 interview with Local 5 at the Governor's Mansion Walker said he suspended his campaign in September, because he simply could not compete against the celebrity status of Donald Trump.  Walker said Trump became the focus of the national news media and has remained so still today.
 
"The reality is I don't know what we could have done to win," said Walker. "We ran a meaningful campaign, had the most substantive ideas, but because we weren't ready to say the wildest, craziest thing to get on air - it became hard to get coverage."
 
In terms of what the future holds for Governor Walker in Wisconsin, he says he is seriously considering a third term in 2018. Walker says he will spend the rest of the next year traveling across the state holding listening sessions and determine what is next.
 
"At the end of the year we put together the framework of our shared values and a strategic plan for the state over the next 20 years," said Walker. "Part is looking at what I can do for the remainder of this term and if I ran again, what more could I do to put that plan in place."
 
Walker says he'll make a decision by January of next year. To hear more from Walker join us Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. for Newsmaker Sunday.
 

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