Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans Vote Against Workers—Raise Money From DC Lobbyists

Host Firm is Lobbyist for Major Walker Donors, Foreign Corporations and Government

Washington, D.C.—Next week, Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will appear at a Washington, D.C., fundraiser on March 16th hosted by one of the country’s biggest lobbying firms, BGR Group, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The lobbying firm’s clients include major foreign corporations and Wisconsin Energies Corp., whose executives were major donors to Governor Scott Walker’s (R-Wisc.) campaign.

Watchdog Urges Dane County District Attorney and Government Accountability Board Investigation into Walker’s Political Solicitation from “David Koch”

Washington, D.C.—National campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund sent a letter to the Dane County (WI) District Attorney and Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) today urging that they open concurrent investigations into Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-Wisc.) possible double violations of state campaign finance and ethics statutes. The letter is in response to yesterday’s release of a taped phone call between Gov. Walker and a person he thought was out-of-state, billionaire campaign donor David Koch.

WATCHDOG EXPLORING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS LAW-BREAKING BY SCOTT WALKER DURING FAKE CALL WITH BILLIONAIRE “DAVID KOCH”

If Walker broke the law, he should resign, says watchdog

Washington, D.C.—Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.), in a taped telephone conversation released last night, appears to suggest political coordination while talking to someone he believes is one of his political donors, David Koch--a possible illegal action, according to campaign watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund.  

Watchdog Group Slams Koch Brothers Funded TV Ad in Wisconsin

Washington, D.C.— Public Campaign Action Fund responded to a new television ad by the corporate front group Americans for Prosperity today, lambasting it as out of touch with the values of Wisconsin workers.

Statement from David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund:

CAMPAIGN FINANCE WATCHDOG SLAMS GOVERNOR WALKER FOR PAYBACK BUDGET

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and state and local affiliates spent heavily through front groups in 2010 Wisconsin elections

Washington, D.C. – In response to the state budget fight unfolding in Wisconsin, Public Campaign Action Fund, a national nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog, harshly criticized Governor Scott Walker for pursuing political payback against his opponents that benefit the corporate special interests. The same interests pumped millions into his election last year.