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Scott Walker suggests he might skip the Florida primary

In an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who hasn't formally announced a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, hinted that he might not campaign in the Florida primary.

"The neat thing about being around the country is that if we choose to get in, I don't think there's a state out there we wouldn't play in, other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are, at least in some of the polls, essentially tied," Walker said. The governor added that the money his campaign would save by not campaigning in Florida could even the playing field between him and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Florida's primary will be held on March 15, 2016, the first day a state can award delegates on a winner-takes-all basis under the Republican National Committee's rules, Time notes. Walker will attend a cattle-call event, hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), in Orlando next week.