Walker’s Presidential Fund Files Final Report
Our American Revival spent $7.7 million on Scott Walker’s ill-fated run for president.
A group created to support former GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s short-lived 2016 presidential bid filed its final fundraising and spending report on Monday.
The group, Our American Revival, continued to raise money after Walker’s 10-week run for President ended in mid-2015 to pay bills. The latest report showed the group raised $30,000 and spent $58,265 between Jan. 1 and May 7.
Most of the spending, about $51,900, was for legal fees paid to Ashby Law in Alexandria, Va.
Our American Revival was a tax-exempt 527 group regulated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that could raise and spend unlimited amounts of cash from wealthy special interests.
Periodic fundraising and spending reports filed by the group with the IRS between early 2015 when it was created and ending this month showed that it raised a total of $7.8 million and spent more than $7.7 million.
Some of the group’s largest contributors were:
Willis Johnson, Franklin, Tenn., retired founder of Copart, Inc., $500,000,
Access Industries, New York City, $350,000,
Jeanne Sinquefield, Westphalia, Mo., founder of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, $250,000.