Walker plays Kaine in debate preps for Pence

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is playing the role of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine in debate preps for Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, Fox News confirmed Saturday.

A source for the Trump-Pence campaign said Walker has been and will be portraying Kaine, the senator from Virginia, in upcoming mock debates.

The source also said Pence, the governor of Indiana, has thus far participated in one mock debate.

The lone, vice-presidential debate of the 2016 campaign is scheduled for Oct. 4.

Walker and Pence are political allies. Walker has heaped praise on his fellow governor while being more reluctant to praise Trump.

Walker briefly ran for president but dropped out of the race last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.