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Walker’s Presidential Fund Files Final Report

Our American Revival spent $7.7 million on Scott Walker’s ill-fated run for president.

By - May 11th, 2021 11:10 am
Scott Walker. File photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Scott Walker. File photo by Jeramey Jannene.

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.

The report showed Madison-based Derive Technologies, LLC contributed $30,000 to the group on May 6. The registered agent for Derive Technologies, LLC, is Keith Gilkes, who ran Walker’s 2009 campaign for governor and served as his chief of staff. He also ran Walker’s SuperPAC, the Unintimidated PAC, when Walker was running for President.

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:

Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein, Lake Forest, Ill., founders of Uline Corp., $1.2 million,

Willis Johnson, Franklin, Tenn., retired founder of Copart, Inc., $500,000,

Access Industries, New York City, $350,000,

Michael and Mary Shannon, Denver, Colo., president of KSL Capital Partners/ Homemaker, $250,000,

Jeanne Sinquefield, Westphalia, Mo., founder of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, $250,000.

2 thoughts on “Campaign Cash: Walker’s Presidential Fund Files Final Report”

  1. Duane says:

    “We are in a war for the soul of our nation”, so says the webpage of the “Young Americas Foundation”, of which Scott Walker is now president. (From Wikipedia, “Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is a conservative youth organization, founded in 1969, whose stated mission is “ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values”.

    Past presidents of YAF have earned an annual salary of over a million dollars, so Walker, after serving the interests of the wealthy is now being served quite handsomely. Way to pull yourself up by your own boot straps! And regarding the “we are in a war for the soul of our nation” declaration on the YAF webpage, wouldn’t it be nice if the Democratic Party acted like they realized they where in a fight with the other party? Are you listening Joe “I’m ready to compromise” Biden?

  2. julia o'connor says:

    With that kind of cash you’d think he’d at least get implants for that big scar on his head where he was hit by a cabinet door.

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