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Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony

Milwaukee businessman Ted Kellner hosted luncheon fundraiser at Pfister Hotel.

By - Jun 28th, 2018 03:12 pm
Scott Walker and Donald Trump.

Scott Walker and Donald Trump.

GOP President Donald Trump headlined a Republican Party fundraiser before joining Gov. Scott Walker to break ground for Foxconn’s proposed manufacturing plant in Racine County.

It cost $2,700 per couple to attend the luncheon fundraiser at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, and $100,000 to be a host and get a picture with Trump, and was expected to raise $3 million.

The event was hosted by Ted Kellner, who is finance chairman for the Republican National Committee and Walker’s reelection campaign. Kellner, a longtime supporter of state and federal Republican candidates and causes, and his wife, Mary, have contributed nearly $189,000 to Walker’s campaign since January 2010.

Kellner, who founded and chairs Fiduciary Management, also contributed $17,700 in 2016 to Trump’s campaign committee and a joint fundraising committee for Trump and other GOP candidates.

Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion liquid-crystal display manufacturing plant subsidized with about $4.5 billion in state and local tax breaks, grants, worker training, highway improvements, and other giveaways.

One thought on “Campaign Cash: Trump Fundraiser Hosted by Walker Crony”

  1. Rita says:

    And during that fund raiser, my taxes prob paid for security…why wasn’t I invited

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