Gov. Scott Walker on short list of those being considered for Interior Secretary position

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MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker is one of a few people being considered to replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to a Bloomberg report.

Zinke is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year. Trump said he would nominate a new Interior chief next week.

The Interior Secretary is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources.

Bloomberg reports the list of eight contenders includes former members of Congress, attorneys general and others who lost their election or re-election bids in November, including Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

Earlier this week, Walker said he has received multiple job offers from out of state, but that he wants to stay in Wisconsin.