Gov. Walker Shuns Trump's Presidential Primary Attention

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 09:01:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Walker, who launched his bid last week, spoke to voters and reporters at a downtown restaurant in Nashville on Wednesday.

Trump has dominated the Republican presidential primary election in recent weeks, beginning when he described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals in his announcement speech last month. And over the weekend he mocked Arizona Sen. John McCain's experience as a tortured prisoner of war in Vietnam.

But Walker believes the attention Trump is getting will eventually fade. The governor compared his campaign to when he used to run track and runners would sprint out ahead.

"I made sure I was ahead at the end of the race when it really mattered,” said Walker.

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