DES MOINES, Iowa – An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s national political operation has resigned after drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa GOP for questioning his state’s early role in the presidential nominating process.
Veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair said she is leaving Walker’s team just a day after she was tapped to lead his online communication efforts. She cites the distraction created by a series of recent Twitter posts about Iowa’s presidential caucuses.
In a tweet last January, she wrote: “The sooner we remove Iowa’s front-running status, the better off American politics and policy will be.”
Earlier Tuesday, Iowa GOP Jeff Kaufmann told the AP that Mair’s statements were “not only incorrect, they’re rather juvenile, they’re naive, they’re ignorant.”