Gov. Scott Walker will decide whether to run for third term once budget complete

MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker tells FOX6 News that he will make a final decision on whether to run for a third term as governor once the 2017-18 state budget is finalized next summer.

"I think it’s important to stay focused on the budget, to get that though and put the time and energy needed in for that, but it won’t be long after that," Walker said on Monday, May 23rd.

Walker has strongly hinted that he plans to run for re-election as governor in 2018. He has said he wants to retire debt from his failed presidential campaign before making a decision.

Despite a drop in April fundraising, the governor said he still expects to pay off the remaining $900,000 in debt left over from his presidential bid by year's end. That would allow him to focus on his upcoming re-election prospects.