lied asserted that the majority of Wisconsin’s protesters were from out of state. (disinformation debunked by Politifact and on the ground reports.)
And now we learn that Walker has culled an unprecedented % of funds from out of state sources since January 3rd, 2011. What’s the problem? Do the wealthy of Wisconsin find Walker’s take-Wisconsin-back-to-the-1860′s agenda too vile to support?
Gov. Scott Walker faced unprecedented protests this February. Now he has raised an unprecedented $7.6 million in donations since taking office on Jan 3. About 42 percent came from out of state.
“I’ve never seen any candidate — ever — get close to half their money from out of state,” said Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog. “I used to always be stunned when I saw a candidate for state office with 10 percent coming from out of state.”
At this stage it looks as if we Walker foes truly are more grassroots and have shallower pockets.
“The largest single contributors to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin were Stacey Herzing, the communications director for Herzing University in Milwaukee, who gave $15,000; David Gruber, an attorney from Milwaukee, who gave $10,000; and Weather Central executive Terence Kelly and his wife Mary Kelly of Madison, who gave $10,000.
Just over 10 percent of the money raised in 2011 by United Wisconsin comes from out of state, according to GAB records. The largest single contributor was Michael Brown of Appleton, who made a $4,250 in-kind contribution for website design.”