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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Walker 527 aide quits over Twitter comments

Liz Mair, who earlier this week was hired to lead online communication efforts for Gov. Scott Walker's 527, has resigned following an outcry over past tweets, including some that were viewed as critical of Iowa voters. 

In January, Mair tweeted the sooner Iowa's first-in-the-nation status ended in the presidential process, "the better off American politics and policy will be." She also tweeted, "Morons across America are astounded to learn that people from *IOWA* grow up rather government-dependent. #agsubsidies #ethanol #brainless." 

Focus on the tweets prompted the Iowa state GOP chair to call on Walker to fire Mair. 

"The tone of some of my tweets concerning Iowa was at odds with that which Gov. Walker has always encouraged in political discourse," Mair said in a statement to The Associated Press announcing her resignation. "I wish Gov. Walker and his team all the best." 

Mair took to Twitter following the announcement, sending a series of missives that started with, "Now that I'm off payroll, there are a couple things I'd like to say." 

"1. The 'morons' I was referring to in that 1 tweet were Ds who were feigning surprise at an Iowa family having benefited from farm subsidies," Mair wrote in one Tweet, followed by, "I was not calling Iowans morons. And if you read the tweet, and look at the online discussion around the time it was made, that's obvious." 

She went on to discuss her opposition to the renewable fuel standard and U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, writing some of the things he says on immigration are "embarrassing and factually dubious." 

"I also think the fact that King is held out as the only real force in Iowa and representative of what Iowans think is embarassing for Iowa," she wrote, followed by, "I was however wrong to implicitly buy into that notion with a couple of quick-fire, snarky tweets." 

See her Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/LizMair

UPDATE: Our American Revival Executive Director Rick Wiley said in a statement, "We accept those who have a variety of viewpoints on issues but what we ultimately must have is absolute respect for people across the country. Our American Revival is an organization formed to promote bold reforms across the country and we’re going to continue advocating for those ideals."

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