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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 07:05 AM
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Sen. Richard Shelby's PAC gave $25,000 to help Republicans in Wisconsin recalls
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's leadership political action committee, which normally doles out money to help elect other Republicans to the U.S. Senate or in Alabama, gave $25,000 to this summer's political battle for control of the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Records show Defend America PAC, a political pot of money Shelby operates separate from his own re-election account, gave $25,000 in July to the Wisconsin Club for Growth Political Fund, one of the organizations helping Republicans in the recall fight. Nine recall elections were prompted by anger over Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to limit collective bargaining for public employees, which caused Democratic legislators to leave the state for weeks in protest.

"Governor Walker visited the Republican Caucus and made a personal appeal for funding to win the day in Wisconsin," Shelby said. "I was pleased to contribute to that victory because I viewed it as a critical battlefront for defending Republican principles."

According to Reuters, the pro-Republican Club for Growth spent $9 million on the Wisconsin campaigns. Defend America PAC has almost $3.2 million on hand, and Shelby has already started spreading around $5,000 checks to Republican Senate candidates in other states in the hopes of capturing a majority in the Senate for the GOP.

Last year, Defend America gave $100,000 to Robert Bentley's campaign for governor and $100,000 to the Alabama Republican Party.

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 04:08 AM
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1. sounds about right
Shelby hates the people.
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