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Walker is living on public assistance in Austin

Walker is living on public assistance in Austin

Walker took a tax break in 2022 for his Texas home even after launching a bid for Senate in Georgia, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

The move will save him around $70,000, the outlet reported.

The Washington Post reported in September that Walker had “made a deal to put his family in a house worth nearly $1.3 million in suburban Houston, where their children will attend private schools instead of public ones.”

Walker’s Texas home was valued at $2 million. His children go to private school in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reported.

Walker, who is running for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, said in a statement to CNN in September that he would be living on public assistance in Austin.

“I am living in public housing in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin — a city that provides a quality of life that is not available in surrounding suburbs or big cities,” he said.

Walker said he and his wife were living “comfortably” but without a home. He was renting at least $150 a month, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Walker had been renting an apartment in Washington’s Dupont Circle area since 2017, but did not report taxes paid by him or his wife on their income from those payments in the tax filing, according to the Washington Post.

Walker is seeking the Republican nomination against former Congressman Joe Crowley, who is seeking to succeed Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Ohio.

In August, Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he had not yet decided whether to return to Washington.

“I’m not going to rush anything out there and put it out there and say, I’m going to do it and I’m going to do it now, because if I do it will just be another thing that doesn’t happen,” Walker told the newspaper. “I’m thinking about it, and I’m not going to rush it out there just to say I’m going to do it, and when I do do it, it will be the same thing.”

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