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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Jim Talent returns to campaign trail

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Jim Talent returns to campaign trail

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – Former Senator Jim Talent has his eyes set on 2016. Not as a candidate, but as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s senior policy adviser. Walker, a Republican, is expected to make his candidacy for president official later this year. Talent, a former member of both the U.S. House and Senate from Missouri, […]

Jim Talent returns to campaign trail

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – Former Senator Jim Talent has his eyes set on 2016. Not as a candidate, but as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s senior policy adviser. Walker, a Republican, is expected to make his candidacy for president official later this year.

Talent, a former member of both the U.S. House and Senate from Missouri, will serve as Walker’s top adviser on both foreign policy and defense. Talent had been courted by several other major GOP contenders for a similar position following his policy role on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s campaign.

“I’m pleased to be advising Governor Walker’s Our American Revival committee. He is a strong conservative, a proven leader and a proven winner,” Talent said in a statement. “I support his ideas and agenda and have been especially impressed with his interest and foundational understanding of defense and foreign policy issues.”

Talent is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and serves as the director for the National Security 2020 Project.

The statesman isn’t the only Missouri Republican riding along the GOP trail for president– Kansas City-based political operative Jeff Roe is a top consultant for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz officially kicked off his campaign earlier this week and remains the only major Republican candidate in the race thus far.

 

– Mark J. Zinn

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