Potential 2012 Republican candidates expressed solidarity on Friday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he tries to balance the state’s budget by wiping out long-cherished but costly union rights.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty issued a statement praising the fellow Republican for making “tough choices needed to avoid financial ruin.”
“The nation’s governors don’t need a lecture from a President who has never balanced a budget,” Pawlenty said, referring to the White House’s support for the labor members, Democratic lawmakers and others who are opposing Walker’s actions.
Mitt Romney tweeted that he supported Walker "for doing what's necessary to rein in out-of-control public sector pay and benefits."
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