One Wisconsin Now Press Release

December 15, 2011
Contact: Mike Browne
Phone: (608) 444-3483

Half of Walker's $5 Million Take Comes From Out of Wisconsin

Latest GOP Attack on Freedom Is Latest GOP Effort to Cling to Power

Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker grabbed half of the $5 million he raised in unlimited funds from outside of Wisconsin, including $250,000 from Texan Bob Perry, the architect of the infamous "Swift Boat" smear ads.

"Gov. Walker is trying save his skin by taking money from whomever and wherever in the country he can," said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. "In all our years of analysis, we have never seen a politician try and win a Wisconsin race with so much non-Wisconsin money."

According to One Wisconsin Now's analysis, Walker's just filed report shows he raised $2.48 million from Wisconsin and another jaw-dropping $2.39 million from out of state. This includes $463,800 from Texas and $439,700 from Illinois alone.

"Walker is criss-crossing the country and taking unprecedented outside money," said Ross. "Walker's already sold out Wisconsin's workers, students and seniors and who knows what he's promising in return for these millions of dollars."

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