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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:56 AM

Walker raises millions to fight recall effort

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/walker-raises-12-million-to-fight-recall-effort-0t3tgc7-137925713.html

Madison - Gov. Scott Walker is raking in money at a pace not seen before in Wisconsin politics as he prepares to face the state's first-ever gubernatorial recall, taking in more than $4.5 million over five weeks.

In just over a year, Walker has raised more than $12 million in campaign donations - more than he spent to win the seat in 2010 - and despite sizable spending in recent weeks still has $2.6 million in cash in the bank, according to figures released Monday by his campaign. The Republican governor has traveled the country to raise money in recent weeks and has benefited from a quirk in the state's election law that allows elected officials facing recalls to raise unlimited amounts.

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hue Jan 2012 OP
lib2DaBone Jan 2012 #1
izquierdista Jan 2012 #2
leftyohiolib Jan 2012 #4
madrchsod Jan 2012 #3
hue Jan 2012 #5

Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:58 AM

1. He is a Koch Bros foot soldier.

 

Jahn Kasich, Chris Kristie, pRick Scott, etc, etc.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:02 AM

2. Advertising can do a lot

 

But there comes a point, when the pile of shit is too stinky or too moldy, that even advertising can't make the public swallow it.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

4. yes. no amount of high priced maketing could sell 'my pet turd' although lots o people bought

my pet rock so....eh...

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:33 AM

3. money can`t buy you love....

1,000,000 people in wisconsin do not love him. the more he raises from outside his state will just piss off more people in the state.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:50 AM

5. 4 out of state donors gave a total of 1 million...

from Milwaukee JournalSentinel today...http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/137963558.html

Four donors give Walker a combined $1 million
By Patrick Marley and Jason Stein

Jan. 24, 2012 9:51 a.m. | Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker received $1 million from just four donors in recent weeks, a review of his latest campaign finance filing shows.

Giving $250,000 each were Bob Perry, owner of Houston-based Perry Homes and a chief backer of the Swift Boat Veterans ads against Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 race for president; David Humphreys, president of Missouri-based Tamko Roofing Products; Sarah Atkins, a quality consultant for the same company; and Stanley Herzog, chairman and CEO of Missouri-based Herzog.

Perry had given Walker $250,000 in an earlier donation, bringing his total donation to $500,000.

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