Friday, August 9, 2013

Another Walker Campaign Finance Report, Another Slew Of Violations Of The Law

From the good folks at One Wisconsin Now:
Since 2009, Walker Violated State Campaign Finance Disclosure Law Over 7,500 Times

Madison - Gov. Scott Walker's latest campaign finance filing fails to disclose employment information, as required by state law, for 240 large contributions, according to an analysis by One Wisconsin Now. Going back to 2009, when Walker began his run for Governor in earnest, his reports have failed to disclose legally required employer information for 7,512 big money donors giving over $100 totaling $2,330,197.98 in contributions.

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross commented, "We're not just talking about one instance of sloppy bookkeeping here. Gov. Walker has a long and well-established pattern of complete and utter contempt for following the law when it comes to disclosing the required information about the big money givers footing the bill for him to pursue his political ambitions."

Wisconsin State Statute section 11.06(1)(b) requires candidates and officeholders disclose, "The occupation and name and address of the principal place of employment, if any, of each individual contributor whose cumulative contributions for the calendar year are in excess of $100," on their campaign finance reports. One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the state Government Accountability Board against the Walker campaign for its violations of this statute.

A table summarizing the instances since 2009 in which Gov. Walker has failed to abide by this requirement can be seen below, and a copy of One Wisconsin Now's complaint with the Government Accountability Board can be found here:
Make sure you read the whole press release and their findings.

You would think a lifelong career politician like Walker would finally get it right one of these days.  Well, then again, we are talking about Scott Walker...


  1. when he hasn't had to suffer any real consequences for his actions, why would he change? Is there a way to impeach Van Hollen for not doing his job and going after these sorts of infractions? I dunno, just gets tiring seeing bastards like Walker slip and slide through the cracks.

  2. The 240 large contributors have job descriptions that say their positions are "Vulture Capitalists." Campaign contribution forms do not list this position which is why Walker did not include employment information. At least that is Van Hollen's excuse for not prosecuting.