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1 in 3 of Walker’s Donations from Out of State

$2.4 million of $7.2 million raised in 2017 from outside Wisconsin.

By - Jan 29th, 2018 02:17 pm
Scott Walker.

Scott Walker.

About $1 of every $3 in individual contributions raised in 2017 by Republican Gov. Scott Walker came from outside the state, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Walker’s latest campaign finance report filed with the state by his campaign committee, Friends of Scott Walker, showed he raised nearly $7.2 million, including nearly $6.6 million from individual contributors. About $4.2 million – or 64 percent – came from Wisconsin donors and nearly $2.4 million – or 36 percent – came from individuals outside the state.

Looking back further than 2017, Walker raised even more from out-of-state individuals. Since the start of Walker’s second four-year term in January 2015, through December 2017, Walker raised more than $13.9 million in individual contributions. About $8.1 million – or 58 percent – came from out-of-state donors and about $5.8 million – or 42 percent – came from Wisconsin contributors.

Walker, who was first elected in 2010, started to receive millions of dollars in out-of-state contributions after his successful effort to slash public employee collective bargaining rights.

The governor’s most recent top out-of-state contributors, who each gave him the maximum $20,000 individual contribution during the last six months of 2017, were:

  • Walter W. Buckley, of Bethlehem, Penn., a financial adviser at Buckley Muething Capital Management;
  • Richard Colburn, of Northbrook, Ill., an executive at Payroll & Insurance Group Inc.;
  • Brian Follett, of Austin, Tex., founder of the pro-life Heroic Media Organization and Majella Society;
  • Edward Levy, of Birmingham, Mich., an executive with the Edward C. Levy Co., a construction materials supplier;
  • Barry MacLean, of Mundelein, Ill., president of MacLean-Fogg Co., an automotive and utility products manufacturer;
  • H.R. Perot, of Dallas, Tex., chairman of the Perot Cos.;
  • Timothy J. Roberts, Chicago, Ill., owner of Catalyst Exhibits, a designer and builder of trade show booths;
  • Diane Smith, of Boca Raton, Fla., vice president of the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.
Categories: Campaign Cash, Politics

2 thoughts on “Campaign Cash: 1 in 3 of Walker’s Donations from Out of State”

  1. Terry says:

    Career Politician Scott Walker is simultaneously a corporate sell out and a Big Government moocher. Not an easy feat to pull off!
    Career Politician Scott Walker has never worked a single day in his adult life in the private sector or “free market” he purports to cherish so much.
    Let’s give him and all republicans that chance in November! It’s time these republican moochers and charlatans get real jobs for once!
    Dump Walker 2018!
    Dump All republicans 2018!
    Legalize cannabis instead!

  2. MKE Kid says:

    There is a word to describe Scott Walker: Hypocrite.

    Well, there are others, but this is a family-friendly forum.

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