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Scott Walker in Iowa

Gov. Scott Walker wowed conservative voters late last month at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gov. Scott Walker has been enjoying a boom in positive national media coverage amid speculation about a likely 2016 presidential run, but he said he's not worried about peaking too early.

"It's ironic to think about peaking in anything because I'm not even a candidate for anything yet," he told reporters Thursday following an event at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown.

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"We watch that. We know it's a long ways off. Should I choose to get in the race, we're going to do what we've done in Wisconsin, which is to hone in on grassroots efforts, to be in for the long haul, not just for a week or two worth of buzz on anything," the Republican governor said. "I think, you know people see me here. I'm not a flash in the pan when it comes to being governor. Having gone through these races here we've been tried and tested here, and should I choose to be a candidate we would apply the same strategy."

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