Scott Walker
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By Ben Geier
August 4, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker has positioned himself as a fiscal conservative, having cut government spending while governor of Wisconsin and promising to do the same at the federal level. That message of smart money management, though, might be undermined by his personal financial behavior.

Walker holds a high interest credit card from Barclay’s and ran up a bill of between $10,000 and $15,000 since it was issued last year, according to CNN. This information came from Walker’s financial disclosure forms required of a presidential candidate.

The candidate also has a credit card from Bank of America with a slightly lower interest rate. He also carries more than $100,000 in student loan debt for his two sons in college.

Carrying credit card debt is not the same as national or state debt, but this is still something that potential opponents could bring up if Walker starts talking about financial responsibility. The Walker campaign did not comment on CNN’s report.

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