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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scott Walker may be Chris Christie's worst nightmare -- By Philip Klein, The Washington Examiner

He’s a problem-solving Republican governor who fought entrenched special interests in a traditionally Democratic state.

But he isn’t from New Jersey.

And if Scott Walker gets re-elected in Wisconsin next year and chooses to run for president, he threatens to steal New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s thunder.

Early speculation on the 2016 Republican presidential race essentially splits the primary electorate into two camps.

On one side, there are those who are fed up with unruly Tea Partiers and argue that conservative purity tests in recent Republican primaries have crippled GOP candidates in the general election.

On the other side, there are conservatives who are fed up at having lackluster nominees foisted upon them — such as Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — who were not ideologically conservative.

Though President George W. Bush won two terms in office, he drastically expanded the size and scope of government with the help of a Republican Congress.

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