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MarketWatch: This former Trump official has a lot in common with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on wiping out student debt

Published: Nov 1, 2019 11:48 a.m. ET

‘This not a partisan issue. This is what’s right for America.’

This person with political ambitions wants to erase billions in student loan obligations to address a debt crisis that’s weighing down the finances of far too many people.

Sounds like Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, right?

Actually, it’s A. Wayne Johnson, a high-ranking official in the Trump administration’s Education Department who resigned from his post last week to run for a U.S. Senate seat in the Republican-leaning state of Georgia. The student loan system right now is “fundamentally broken,” he’s previously said.

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