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Walker hedging on timing of presidential announcement


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- For months, Gov. Scott Walker has said he would not make an announcement about whether he's running for president until the state budget was passed and signed into law.

But on Thursday in Ripon, WBAY-TV reports Walker said his goal "has always been to get through the end of the budget year which ends June 30th. We'll see after that."

Republicans who control the Legislature have not yet passed the budget out of the Joint Finance Committee, which has not met for three weeks. It's unlikely the budget will pass by June 30.

Walker has been traveling the country and raising money for months in advance of his all-but-certain run. On Thursday he opened a "testing the waters" account, another sign of his likely candidacy.

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