In what may owe less to the talents of the people involved than to the desire of other campaigns to claim some sort of rhetorical momentum not yet grounded in reality, the Rubio, Cruz and Bush teams are laying quick claim to Scott Walker staffers and supporters.. Daniel Malloy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution uses an appropriately goulish metaphor for the pursuit of Walker folk in Georgia:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continues to pick at the carcass of the Scott Walker presidential campaign. Cruz announced the addition of former Walker state co-chairs Julianne Thompson and Rachel Little to his team Tuesday, in addition to previously announced Louie Hunter.
The Wall Street Journal‘s Reid Epstein notes some other Walker alum acquisitions, mostly by Team Rubio:
The first beneficiary of the end of Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is the other new-generation Republican in the race who is presenting himself as a fresh face ready to shake up Washington: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Mr. Rubio is set to inherit about two-thirds of Mr. Walker’s big-donor fundraising apparatus, according to a member of the Wisconsin governor’s national finance committee.
He’s already won the endorsement of one of Mr. Walker’s Georgia state co-chairmen. Mr. Walker’s New Hampshire state co-chairman, Cliff Hurst, joined Mr. Rubio’s campaign with the same title and role, and the campaign said Tuesday it had landed five of the Wisconsin governor’s Iowa county chairmen.
Woo Woo! But don’t forget Jebbie!
Mr. Bush won the backing of Mr. Walker’s Virginia finance chairman, former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
That would be Jerry “No Relation!” Kilgore, the guy who blundered his way to a gubernatorial defeat a decade ago.
Yeah, the pickings are pretty slim.