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Walker changes course on term limits for governor

Gov. Scott Walker campaigns in Menasha Nov. 7, 2017. (WLUK image)

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is backing away from repeated statements over his 24-year career in office that no governor should serve more than three terms.

Walker launched his bid for a third term this weekend, and said if he wins he might run for a fourth.

That's a reversal from the past. Walker has proposed both as an Assembly member and as a governor candidate that governors be blocked from serving more than three terms.

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Campaign spokesman Nathan Craft brushed off questions about the issue Wednesday. He said Walker is focused on 2018.

But his Democratic rivals criticized him. State schools superintendent Tony Evers called it a broken promise.

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