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Governor deflects more presidential talk


MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he'll remain governor of Wisconsin "as long as people want me to be governor."

Walker commented again Wednesday on his presidential aspirations after an introduction he received at a Wisconsin Restaurant Association event. Peter Hanson, a vice president of the restaurant group, said Walker needed no introduction. Then he added, "Pretty soon he'll need no introduction in Iowa and New Hampshire or North Carolina, I don't imagine."

Walker says he didn't write the introduction.

And Walker says, "I love being governor, I'm focused on being governor. I'll be governor as long as people want me to be governor here."

In response to a reporter's question about a recent trip to Nevada, Walker insisted his out-of-state campaign fundraising is no compromise to his work.

"I just spoke at an event on a Friday night. So, it's one of those where I don't think people expect me to be 24-7 all the time, focused. But that day, I was up at 5:40 (a.m.), all around the state."

Walker is frequently mentioned as a 2016 presidential candidate in part because of his extension traveling across the country. He's also writing his memoirs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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