Former Walker aide tweets laundry list of his mistakes

Scott Walker

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The former staffer did not mince words about old boss’s failed campaign.

Few Americans whose last name doesn’t begin with Koch were sad that former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker dropped his bid Monday to become the Republican presidential candidate. His poll numbers were dismal—0 percent in one recent poll.

But not many people (besides his political nemesis) were as actively, schadenfreude-ly joyful about it as Liz Mair. Mair had worked off and on with Walker for years, then spent a single day as an aide to Walker this summer before an apparently acrimonious parting over tweets that criticized Iowa’s outsized role in the primary process.

She was similarly frank with Walker’s many, many apparent failures on Monday.

She did, for the record, name a handful of Walker’s people who she found good at their jobs.

Finally, Mair alluded to a “very bad story” about Walker that may have convinced him to resign so it doesn’t appear that he did so under scandal. So if you like political gossip, keep your eyes peeled over the next few days.

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Kevin Collier

Kevin Collier

A former senior politics reporter for the Daily Dot, Kevin Collier focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and issues of importance to the open internet. Since leaving the Daily Dot in March 2016, he has served as a reporter for Vocativ and a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed.