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Personnel note: Richard Corcoran committee hires Taylor Budowich

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s political committee has hired Taylor Budowich, privately described as a “first rate organizer” who has “contacts throughout the conservative movement.” Budowich joins Watchdog PAC from Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, where he served as the organization’s executive director and national spokesperson.

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Déjà vu: Richard Corcoran seeks repeal of public campaign financing

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House Speaker and presumptive Republican candidate for governor Richard Corcoran, who declared war on “corporate welfare” last Legislative Session, now wants to end “welfare for politicians.” On Wednesday, he asked the Constitution Revision Commission—of which he appointed nine of its 37 members—to consider an proposal to repeal a section of the state Constitution that provides for public financing of statewide political campaigns. The Legislature, however, placed a similar amendment on the ballot for statewide approval in 2010. It flunked at…

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