Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker intends to make an announcement about his presidential plans next month, he told Fox News on Thursday.
“The week of [July] 13th is when we will be likely to make our announcement as to what our intentions are,” he told host Greta Van Susteren in an interview.
There are at least 13 other Republican presidential candidates already in the race, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could also add his name to the growing field when he makes an announcement June 30.
But Walker is already considered one of the top tier candidates at this stage in the race, along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Earlier on Thursday he, like his other GOP peers, slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the administration’s implementation of Obamacare means Republicans in the House and Senate must redouble their efforts to repeal and replace this destructive and costly law,” he said.
Walker has not detailed his own alternative (and, in fact, claimed credit Wednesday for using the law’s subsidies to insure poor residents) but restated his call that “Congress needs to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
Additional reporting by Benjy Sarlin