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Walker’s presidential campaign manager gets new job

November 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The manager of Gov. Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign has landed a new job that will keep him involved with Wisconsin politics.

Rick Wiley has been hired to work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. NRSC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said Wednesday that Wiley was hired as a national voter contacts consultant, just as he was in 2014.

The NRSC works to get Republicans elected to the Senate, including Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson who is seeking re-election against Democrat Russ Feingold.

Wiley drew scorn from some Walker backers after his presidential campaign ended after just 70 days in September. The campaign was spending about $90,000 a day and now faces an estimated $1 million debt.

Johnson said Tuesday he has no opinion of Wiley because “I don’t know anything about him.”

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