Scott Walker: Supporters Have Suggested Walker-Rubio Ticket in 2016 (VIDEO)

Walker calls Rubio a 'quality candidate'

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday talked positively about a Republican presidential ticket—potentially announced even before the first nomination balloting—that would include himself and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

Walker, 47, isn't expected to formally enter the race until early July, after his state has completed a two-year budget plan. Still, he's apparently given some consideration and had discussions already about a potential running mate, with the focus on Rubio.

“I've actually had quite a few people, grassroots supporters, donors, and others who have made that suggestion,” he said when asked about a Walker-Rubio ticket.

“For now, you know, Marco is a quality candidate,” Walker said. “He's going to be formidable in this race as things progress. And if we were to get in, we'd be as well, and we'll see where things take us.”

Walker said both he and Rubio often hear the suggestion that they should combine forces, potentially even before the first nomination voting in Iowa in February 2016, as a way to stand out amid a crowded field. “We'd just probably have to arm-wrestle over who would be at the top of the ticket,” he said

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