Scott Walker

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Pocket Change

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) survived his recall election last night, buoyed by millions in contributions from the country’s wealthiest Americans. As Mother Jones points out, Walker outraised his opponent Tom Barrett by a 7:1 margin, or $30.5 million to $4 million. Two-thirds of Walker’s money came from out-of-state.

Scott Walker Raises $13.1 Million

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) raised an eye-popping $13.1 million from January 18th through April 23rd for his recall election, with a donor list “that reads like a who's who of some of the richest people in America.”

Gov. Walker's favor for real estate donors

Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-Wisc.) desire to defund and dismantle public employee unions may get all the press, but that part of his plan isn’t the only handout to his special interest donors.

The Capital Times reports this morning that a provision in Gov. Walker’s budget would “eliminate the farmland conversion fee and a farmland preservation program still in its infancy” and would “gut key components of the Working Lands Initiative.”

New Ad Campaign to Benefit Scott Walker Has Corporate Ties

The Republican Governor’s Association has launched a television advertising campaign to defend Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his political fight to defund and dismantle public employee unions and to take away their bargaining rights. The advertising comes as a brand new New York Times/CBS News poll shows a majority of American voters oppose any weakening of these rights by nearly two to one.

Why We're Standing with Wisconsin Workers

Over the past two weeks we’ve watched, as I’m sure you have, as everyday workers in Wisconsin have stood up to efforts by Gov. Walker and his special interest backers to take away their collecting bargaining rights. Of course, this isn’t just about unions or Wisconsin—it’s about whether corporate special interests and their allies in elected office will succeed, in state after state, in their efforts to dismantle, damage, and defund their political opponents. And that’s why we’re fighting alongside the workers of Wisconsin.

Did Scott Walker break the law?

Today, Public Campaign Action Fund sent letters to both the Dane County (WI) District Attorney’s office and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board urging them to look into whether Gov. Scott Walker broke the law during his conversation with who he assumed was billionaire donor David Koch earlier this week.