Wisconsin’s Walker headed to Texas for fundraiser, fuels speculation

This photo taken Jan. 23, 2014 shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, flanked by workers, addresses legislators during the Governor's State of the State speech in the Assembly chambers at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Walker introduced new members of his state's workforce and said the proceeds from a projected budget surplus belong to the taxpayers. All governors look forward to an annual address before state lawmakers and the public, a mini-bully pulpit that offers a televised platform to publicize their accomplishments and rally support for their agenda. For a group of governors with White House aspirations, the speeches offer a framework for how they might appeal to early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and how they might one day govern. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is headed to Texas for a fundraiser at the Dallas home of conservative billionaire Harlan Crow.

Walker’s campaign spokesman Jonathan Wetzel confirmed the trip on Monday.

Crow is a real estate developer and a member of the committee that created the conservative group Club for Growth.

Last year he gave Walker’s campaign $10,000. In 2012 Crow gave Walker nearly $2,400.

Walker last week reported raising $5.1 million in the last half of the year as he seeks re-election against Democrat Mary Burke. She raised $1.8 million since getting into the race in early October.

While Walker seeks re-election, his frequent trips outside of the state for fundraisers and other events have fueled speculation that he may run for president in 2016.

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