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Scott Walker Suggests Presidential Run, Calls Hillary Midterm Elections’ “Big Loser”

The GOP’s victory high is still running strong. One of the many Republican winners in last week’s midterm elections, the newly reelected Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, subtly aimed at a potential presidential run on Sunday’s edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Referring to his support of home-state Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican champion incumbent who survived a 2012 recall and, more recently, last week’s reelection said that he’d be the “president of [the] Paul Ryan fan club,” though it seemed he wouldn’t mind being U.S. president while he’s at it.

“I love Paul Ryan,” Walker said. “But I do think if we’re going to beat Hillary Clinton in this next election, we’ve got to have a message that says, ‘Hillary Clinton is all about Washington.’ I think in many ways, she was the big loser on Tuesday because she embodies everything that’s wrong with Washington.”

Quick to exempt the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential candidate from the wrongness of Washington, the Wisconsin governor noted that “Paul Ryan may be the only exception to that rule,” though he was also quick to note that “overall… governors make much better presidents than members of Congress.”

Regarding his newly reassigned pledge to serve a four-year term for his state, Walker elaborated further on his future prospects.

“I said my plan was for four years. I’ve got a plan to keep going for the next four years,” Walker insists. “But, you know, certainly I care deeply about not only my state, but my country. We’ll see what the future holds.”

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