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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker: 2016 GOP candidate must be from outside Washington

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee must have a strong record of accomplishment at the state level and cannot be associated with Washington dysfunction — a description that seems to fit the controversial politician himself.

“I don’t rule anything out,” Mr. Walker said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” leaving open the door to a White House bid.

As for other Republican presidential hopefuls — including Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio — Mr. Walker suggested they simply cannot win.

“All good guys, but it’s got to be somebody who is viewed as being exceptionally removed from Washington,” Mr. Walker said.

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Ben Wolfgang

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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.

Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

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