Conservatives Donate to Help Wis. Gov. Walker Beat Recall

Monday, 26 Mar 2012 11:14 AM

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Millions of dollars from conservatives are flowing into Wisconsin to help hold off the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. But once Democrats settle on a nominee in May, labor unions are expected to start throwing their financial weight into the contest, The Washington Post reported.

Americans for Prosperity, a group founded by David and Charles Koch, has sent $700,000 to support Walker in the recall, which is expected to take place June 5.

Walker has raised more than $12 million and begun running television ads. The amount is more than he raised during his run for office in 2010.

In 2010, 7 percent of Walker’s funds came from outside of the Badger State, but 47 percent has come from out of state in this challenge. Thirteen of Walker’s top 20 donors are from out of state, including Foster Friess, who has helped fund Rick Santorum’s campaign, the Post reported.

The pro-recall group United Wisconsin said it has not gotten help from unions. “We asked the national unions for help, and they said no because they thought a recall had no chance,” the group’s director, Lynn Freeman, told the Post.

However, local activists expect their parent unions to be major funders of the Democrat who ends up opposing Walker, the Post reported.

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