Kleefisch Campaign Gives Walker $1 Million
While Barnes campaign gives just $20,000 to Evers campaign.
GOP Gov. Scott Walker raised $2.3 million in August, including $1 million from his running mate’s campaign.
Walker’s latest fundraising report filed Tuesday showed he raised more than $1.1 million from committees, including $1 million from Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s campaign.
State campaign finance laws allow the governor’s running mate to transfer unlimited funds to the governor’s campaign committee. This loophole has existed for decades and allows wealthy donors who give the maximum contribution to a candidate for governor to effectively double their giving to that candidate.
Walker’s other top committee contributions include $40,000 from the Wisconsin Realtors Association’s political action committee (PAC) and $25,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield’s PAC.
Walker’s report also showed he raised nearly $1.2 million from individuals, including five people who gave him the maximum $20,000. Walker’s $20,000 individual contributors were:
- Charles Joyce, Wellsville, New York, president of Otis Eastern Service;
- Joe W. Craft, Tulsa, Okla., president of Alliance Resource Partners;
- Jay Jensen, Madison, Wis., president of Clasen Quality Coatings;
- Warren Stephens, Little Rock, Ark., chairman of Stephens Inc.
- Bruce Rauner, Winnetka, Ill., Republican governor of Illinois