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House Dem Gwen Moore: Walker won't win 2016 Presidential election

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The person who defeated Scott Walker in his first run for public office does not see him moving into the White House in 2017.

Milwaukee Democrat Gwen Moore beat out the Republican governor for a state Assembly seat 23 years ago. She’s now in her 9th year in the U.S. House, and she tells the Journal Sentinel that Walker probably wouldn’t make it through the various primaries and caucuses if he runs for president in 2016.

In Moore’s words, “I think he has a lot of self-confidence, with the emphasis on self.”

Walker’s campaign is not responding. Moore and Walker are political opposites.

The governor opposes the Obama health care reform law, while Moore is a staunch supporter. It’s had some major bugs recently, but Moore believes the program will eventually be successful.

She also told the Journal Sentinel she might be interested in a leadership post in the House – something she has never sought.

Moore said she’d like to help Democrats try to regain the majority in the House in next year’s elections.