Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walker, Texas (Money) Ranger: Can Lone-Star Cash Save Anti-Labor Governor?


When Walker’s campaign announced a month ago that it had raised more than $5 million to fight the recall, there was an embarrassing footnote.

Half of the governor’s campaign kitty came from donors who did not live in Wisconsin.

Remarkably, 10 percent of all the money Walker had raised came from one Southern state: Texas.

That’s why Walker returned to Texas Thursday.

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Analysis: Romney lacks clear remedy for U.S. economy

Economists and political strategists are skeptical that his economic plan will remain so radical as the campaign evolves. It sits uneasily with his track record as a moderate, could alienate independent voters he would need to defeat Obama, and deep, rapid budget cuts would risk tanking a shaky economy growing at a 2 percent pace.

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