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M. Warner hires GOP adviserHere's how it shapes up: We have a ruling class in this commonwealth that includes prominent Republicans and Democrats who are driven to grow government - dramatically - at taxpayer expense. And there are those who will oppose them. We'll call us ... taxpayers.
Aide to Republicans to assist Democrat's bid for U.S. Senate
By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
Former Gov. Mark R. Warner has hired a strategist from the Republican Party's failed bid to save its Virginia Senate majority to enlist GOP support for his Democratic U.S. Senate candidacy.
William H. "Will" Payne II joined the Warner campaign from the staff of Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, a key ally in Warner's successful effort to win a $1.4 billion tax increase in 2004 for schools, police and human services. (link)
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