HOTLINE EXTRA: RGA Paid for Walker to Watch His Packers Lose

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is seen on the field at the Georgia Dome before the NFL football NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Atlanta.
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Jan. 24, 2017, 8 p.m.

Walker doesn't bring good luck to Aaron Rodgers and co.

The Re­pub­lic­an Gov­ernors As­so­ci­ation paid for Scott Walk­er’s trip Sunday to watch his home-state Green Bay Pack­ers lose to the Fal­cons in the NFC cham­pi­on­ship in At­lanta, the Mil­wau­kee Journ­al Sen­tinel re­por­ted. A Walk­er spokes­man told the pa­per that the Wis­con­sin gov­ernor fol­lowed ap­plic­able laws in meet­ing with donors at the game in his role as chair of the Re­pub­lic­an group.

Manchin says he'll support Tillerson

Demo­crat­ic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Vir­gin­ia told Breit­bart he would back Rex Tiller­son as sec­ret­ary of State, be­com­ing the first Demo­crat to pub­licly of­fer sup­port for the nom­in­a­tion. Manchin, who rep­res­ents a state Don­ald Trump car­ried by 42 points, said Tiller­son “will provide wise coun­sel and ob­ject­ive ad­vice.”

Julian Castro may be looking to 2020

“A per­son close to” former Hous­ing and Urb­an De­vel­op­ment Sec­ret­ary Ju­li­an Castro told The Texas Tribune he’s “already look­ing past 2018 to 2020, when Demo­crats will no doubt be search­ing for a fresh face to take on Trump.” Castro was on Hil­lary Clin­ton’s short list for vice pres­id­ent in 2016.


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