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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Griper Blade: Walker Having Trouble Buying His Way Out of His Mess

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a very popular man -- outside Wisconsin, anyway. Here where we have to actually live with him and his incompetent governance, not so much.

Which explains where the bulk of the Governor's campaign money comes from. Recent reporting shows that Walker has raised an unprecedented $13 million last quarter in his effort to save himself from recall -- and that only 25% of those donations came from within Wisconsin.

Associated Press:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fan list reads like a who's who of some of the richest people in America _ financial gurus, a Las Vegas casino president, even an NBA team owner.


His biggest donor was Diane M. Hendricks, founder of Beloit-based American Builders and Contractors Supply Co. Inc. Forbes estimates she's worth $2.8 billion. She gave the governor $500,000. She did not immediately return messages left through her company spokeswoman.

The next two biggest donors were Sheldon Adelson, chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands casino, and Richard DeVos, owner of the Orlando Magic basketball team and co-founder of the Amway Corp., a direct-sales company now under the Alticor company umbrella. Both gave Walker $250,000. Attempts to reach them Monday evening were unsuccessful...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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