Gov. Scott Walker said he might visit Israel to promote Milwaukee's clean water technology, a trip that would coincide with his likely run for president.
Walker is one of several governors mulling over a presidential run who could be looking to burnish their foreign policy credentials. Walker said if he visits Israel, it would be to promote Wisconsin. He said there are only a handful of clean water technology hubs in the world, and that Milwaukee and Israel are among them.
“It's something we'll look at. You know, for years we've had requests through the (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) to go to Israel, particularly with clean water technology,” said Walker. “Obviously, that's something we have a hub in southeastern Wisconsin on. I've had requests politically to go there. I've had requests from the chamber.”
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Former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle led a Wisconsin trade mission to Israel in 2009. Walker said he's also had requests to visit Great Britain and Germany.
Walker's possible visit to Israel was first reported by the conservative website Newsmax.