Politiscoop: Scott Walker Heads South Once Again to Bag Sleazy Corporate Cash

-By Paul I. Tascoupe

April 12, 2012- MADISON—In answer to the perennial question 'Where's Walker?" we've learned our extremist governor has headed South once again to bag sleazy corporate cash — this time to Oklahoma.

Speaking to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a right-wing group that celebrates cuts to education and has ties to the Heritage Foundation, the Wednesday night champagne dinner Walker attended also included more than 200 protestors who showed up to raise awareness about Walker's harmful, anti-family agenda.
"Scott Walker just can't seem to stay in Wisconsin.

And honestly, I don't blame him," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate. "The residents here are sick of his job loss platform, his criminal corruption and his disregard for the needs of Wisconsin's working families. Oklahoma suits him well."

Read about Walker's latest out-of-state travels here.


Salon: Newt’s billionaire is getting his money’s worth

Super Tuesday marked the triumph of Sheldon Adelson’s plan to help Mitt Romney by bankrolling Gingrich

-By Steve Kornacki

March 7, 2012- In Michigan last week and in Ohio last night, Mitt Romney came within a few points of suffering defeats that the political world would have regarded as catastrophic. In both states, his margin of victory over Rick Santorum was smaller than the share of the vote won by a third candidate, Newt Gingrich. In Ohio, Gingrich’s effect was particularly pronounced: Romney won the state by one point, or about 12,500 votes, and the former speaker took 15 percent, or about 175,000 votes.

As narrow as they were, the Michigan and Ohio outcomes had serious psychological value for Romney. The Michigan vote was the culmination of what amounted to a weeks-long viability test him; losing by even one vote would have plunged his campaign into crisis, sent key Republican opinion-shapers into a panic, and raised the possibility of Santorum actually winning the nomination. In victory, Romney managed to calm the waters, but a surprise loss in Ohio last night would brought all the turmoil back. As it was, Super Tuesday was an unexpectedly shaky night for him, but it could have been far worse.



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