Walker and the Money Men

The MJS has an expose piece up this evening about campaign donations to Governor Scott Walker. The paper asserts, because Wisconsin Democracy Campaign asserts, that Walker has donors over the limit. However, the paper says:

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reviewed contributions to Walker’s campaign from July 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2010. Walker officially announced his candidacy for governor on April 28, 2009.

I suspect the GAB will rule that there was a line dividing Walker the Milwaukee County Executive and Walker the gubernatorial candidate. It will make a difference. For instance, Richard Pieper made $3,000 on 9/3/2008. That was for Scott Walker, County Executive.

We’ll see where this goes, but it usually works out that the GAB allows amended reports that will attribute donations to spouses, or they will provide an explanation similar to the above. In other words, do not get excited, folks. This won’t be going anywhere.

The most telling line in this (I’m gagging as I right this word) reporting is:

Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said the state limit should be lowered to $1,000 per donor.

And that’s what makes this a whiny diatribe as opposed to real news.

Thanks, paper. We tip our hat once again at your supreme ability to make news where none would normally exist.


  1. “Emma Roller” is a nom-de-plume for “Graeme Zielinski”, ain’a?

  2. This story should serve as a reminder to all politicians that they should carefully align themselves knowing that not all people or entities have good intentions. (James 5)

  3. No, that’s not what I got from the story at all. It had nothing to do with “good intentions” of the donors but rather the amount the donors gave in a specific time frame.

    If it’s money, politicians take it.

  4. right on Cindy. money talks. the problem is that the pols make the guidlines to fit their own needs. then after getting the gelt they owe favors to their donors.