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Topic - Brandon Scholz
Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.
Lost in the hoopla over the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after he took on union rights is an ongoing secret investigation that has already ensnared a handful of the Republican governor's former aides.
"You've got to give the guy credit," Brandon Scholz, a Madison lobbyist who has worked on a number of GOP congressional campaigns, said of Mr. Zerban. "But he's running against someone who at this point in the election is larger than life."
It makes sense to keep the picnic private to encourage conversations and avoid accusations that it's just a photo opportunity, said Brandon Scholz, a Republican consultant and former state party executive director who heads the Wisconsin Grocers Association, which handled food for the event.