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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) touted his administration's record of job creation in Wednesday's "state of the state" address by trotting out a formerly unemployed man who secured a full-time welding job.
But research by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel showed that part of the reason Christopher Barber, 32, had struggled to land a job was that he was a registered sex offender with a rap sheet.
Jeff Davis, the second husband of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), doesn't want to keep talking about the reported discrepancies in his ex-wife's background.
CNN reported the attorney from Fort Worth, Texas isn't happy with the backlash sparked by his comments in a report clarifying some details about his ex-wife's background, including that he subsidized part of her education at Harvard Law School.
But one Republican who knew the gubernatorial candidate from her days on the Forth Worth, Texas City Council is vouching for Davis' record, saying she wouldn't have come under the same scrutiny if she were a male candidate.