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Iowa GOP Chairman Wants Scott Walker To Fire Consultant Over Tweets

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa is upset about past tweets written by a new political consultant to Scott Walker, arguing that the Wisconsin governor needs to cut ties with her over comments about the state.

Walker’s communications adviser, Liz Mair, previously expressed distaste for Iowa’s role in the presidential cycle. Her critical tweets about the state were made public this week by The Des Moines Register.

In one tweet in January, Mair said: “The sooner we remove Iowa’s front-running status, the better off American politics and policy will be.”

On Tuesday, Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the state GOP, told The New York Times he would like to see Walker, who is preparing for a White House run, let Mair go from his political organization.

“It’s obvious she doesn’t have a clue what Iowa’s all about,” Kaufmann told the newspaper.

“I find her to be shallow and ignorant,” Kaufmann said. “And I’ll tell you, if I was Governor Walker, I’d send her her walking papers.”

The Daily Caller has reached out to Mair for comment.

A Walker aide has emphasized that while Mair will help the political organization with online outreach, she isn’t advising the Republican governor on policy.

“Liz Mair was brought on to Our American Revival as an online consultant, not as a policy adviser,” adviser Rick Wiley told The Des Moines Register. “Governor Walker has had very substantive conversations with Iowans on issues important to them and will continue this dialogue through Our American Revival.”

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