"It's unfortunate that people have to resort to negative partisan political attacks. I guess they are what they are and we ignore them," Hogsett said.
"I think it is incumbent on the part of Joe Hogsett to answer some of those questions and if he has nothing to hide he can put everyone's mind at ease," Walker said.
If Hogsett runs, one of his opponents will be State Rep. Ed Delaney. Delaney said he respects Hogsett and Mayor Greg Ballard, but he is the best candidate.
"I know the problems, I know the weaknesses of UNI Gov. I know the strengths. I don't think they have the familiarity. That's the reality. The difference between me and the mayor is the mayor has no vision. He wants to use a fly swatter. If there is a problem with the police, swat a few flies, have a press release and have an inadequate program and move on. He doesn't have any vision," Delaney said.
There seems to be little doubt that Hogsett will be a candidate, but he said his decision will come sometime in the fall.