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Walker’s Frugal Shopping Tale Doesn’t Mention Taxpayer Millions

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker shakes hands with people following a grassroots training and rally event at Concord High School on March 14, 2015.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker shakes hands with people following a grassroots training and rally event at Concord High School on March 14, 2015.

Photographer: by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

It lacks Apple’s cult following, the cutting edge of Tesla or the daily devotees of Starbucks. Yet Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can’t stop talking about Kohl’s as he crisscrosses the U.S. before a likely presidential run.

The retail discounter is based near his suburban Milwaukee home, and the Republican lets audiences know that he’s mastered its check-out process, its promotions and its multiple coupons.