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NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Former Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) speaks during CPAC 2019 February 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

MADISON — Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is joining a Republican group to be the lead fundraiser for its work preparing for the next round of redistricting.

The National Republican Redistricting Trust announced Thursday, March 21 that Walker would be its national fundraising chairman. POLITICO first reported the news.

It’s the second new job for Walker announced this week. He will also be leading the national effort to call a constitutional convention to adopt a balanced budget amendment.

Politicians will be redrawing congressional and state legislative district maps in 2021 following the 2020 census. A group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been active on the issue in Wisconsin and other states.

The group Walker is joining was created in 2017 and plans to raise $35 million to help with the process of redistricting and court fights over the new maps.

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