Recall the cold snowy months when hundreds of thousands of protesters converged on the Wisconsin State Capitol to make a statement about collective bargaining? Recall how the conservatives railed against those Wisconsinites for being active participants in the political process? Recall how it was reported by the GOP that unions were sending members in from other states, and dollars were being sent to Wisconsin from around the nation to build a firewall around the power grab by Walker and Company?
Recall how the GOP was going almost blue in the face due to lack of oxygen as they kept repeating ‘they are coming in from others states’?
Well–One Wisconsin Now is reporting some stunning and rather hypocritical news about the Republicans and their outside interests who are sending truckloads of cash to Scott Walker.
Hmmmm……Why are so many GOPers not able to understand the meaning of ‘political consistency’?
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.”