- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has “great interest in continuing to serve,” but he won’t make an announcement about whether he’s seeking a third term in 2018 until the middle of next year.

Walker said Thursday that he won’t make any announcement until after the Legislature passes the next two-year state budget. That typically happens around July.

Walker in 2015 also delayed an official announcement on whether he was running for president until after he signed the budget. But he had been effectively running without officially declaring for months.

Walker noted Thursday that he was holding a fundraiser on Thursday night and “I’ll be having more next year.”

Walker says a Donald Trump presidency “inspires a whole new opportunity” for greater reforms.

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