Scott Walker’s son decides against run for Congress

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s sons Alex, left, and Matt speak to supporters before their father announces he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Waukesha County Expo Center, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The 25-year-old son of former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has decided against a run for Congress.

Matt Walker posted on Twitter Monday that he would not run to replace retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District. Walker has never run for office and he was among several Republicans eyeing the seat in the deeply Republican district.

Walker says after praying and talking with community members, friends, family, he’s decided to focus on his work and community involvement to support the area. The district covers northern and western Milwaukee suburbs.

Republican state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is the only announced candidate on the GOP side, but many others are still weighing a run next year. That includes state Sen. Chris Kapenga, Matt Neumann, the son of a former congressman, and former U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson.

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