Mitt Romney will “do very well” in Wisconsin if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, Governor Scott Walker said, although President Barack Obama has the edge heading into the November election.
Walker, a 44-year-old Republican who took office after the 2010 elections that also gave the party a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, said “conventional wisdom” in his state is that Romney will face Obama. The president stands to gain from any improvement in the economy, he said.
“Any time you have an incumbent, it’s always an uphill battle,” Walker said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
“If they feel like we’re headed toward greater prosperity not only in Wisconsin, but across the country, then I think the president’s going to continue,” Walker said.