Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is wading into the crowded Arizona governor's race by throwing his support behind state treasurer Doug Ducey (R) Wednesday morning.
"Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona," Walker said in a statement shared with Post Politics by Ducey's campaign. "He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor."
Ducey is among a field of Republicans vying to succeed outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer (R). Brewer announced earlier this year that she would not challenge state term limit laws to pursue another term -- a possibility that she had been mulling for months.
The Republican field also includes Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones, former Mesa mayor Scott Smith and former California congressman Frank Riggs.