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Walker Has No Interest In Being Veep

If Scott Walker wins tomorrow, he could be an attractive vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney: a governor whose already proved his mettle by instituting some badly-needed reforms to the public employees union system in his state.

But that’s not a future Walker is interested in right now. “On the V.P. side, if Mitt Romney were to ask me who would be a good pick from Wisconsin I would say my friend Paul Ryan would be at the top of the list,” Walker told Neil Cavuto in a Fox Business Network interview set to air tonight. “He would do an exceptional job. I am not going through a year and a half of this to then take off. I have to fulfill my commitment to the voters of the state of Wisconsin.”

He also expressed optimism about the political climate post-recall. “We have been about under attack for a year and a half,” he commented. “We have finally gotten our numbers above 50 percent because they see the reforms working. If we are able to move on and move forward after Tuesday’s election and get back to where we started; last January we had overwhelmingly bipartisan support for our jobs initiatives. It wasn’t until the national forces came in that we began to see a difference of opinion.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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