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Walker out as governor but for how long?

Drew Kelly

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Scott Walker’s term as governor comes to an end today, as Tony Evers is set to be sworn in.

As for Walker’s political future, La Crosse County Republican Party Chair Bill Feehan says he’ll have plenty of options, even outside Wisconsin.

“I’m sure that the governor will be receiving many phone calls for many years to come any time there’s an important political office,” Feehan said. “Whether it’s the United States Senate or perhaps even to run for the presidency again. He has a national following.”

Walker told The Associated Press last week that he isn’t ruling out a run for governor in 2022 or the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson.

If not Walker, Feehan says he’s confident in the party’s future.

“Rebecca Kleefisch has been a very capable lieutenant governor,” Feehan said. “She’s like by many people. I think she’s certainly a contender. I have heard rumors of other people. I’m sure we’ll have a very strong candidate in 2022.”

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.