Thursday, May 7, 2015

Scott Walker once bashed the auto bailouts, but now he's balking. Will the issue be a factor in 2016?

At an Oldsmobile museum in Michigan this week, Scott Walker dodged a question about the federal loans that rescued the U.S. auto industry.

"That's a hypothetical question from the past," the Wisconsin governor and likely Republican presidential candidate replied, according to accounts from multiple local reporters. "I think what we're going to talk about is the future."

Walker's sidestep is as good a sign as any that, nearly seven years later, the so-called bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors remain a politically sensitive subject for Republicans eager to expand their party's electoral map in 2016.

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