Who's Buying Gov. Scott Walker?
Since becoming governor, Gov. Scott Walker has raked in millions of dollars in political campaign donations from millionaires and billionaires across the…
JOHN CHILDS. Nicknamed "the Republican ATM," Massachusetts billionaire John W. Childs deposited $100,000 to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign account. In 2003 Mr. Childs admitted to violating campaign finance rules during the 2002 Mass. gubernatorial race. Childs spent $ 25,000 on radio advertisements supporting the candidacy of eventual winner Mitt Romney.
RICHARD DEVOS. This Florida billionaire school choice funder gave Gov. Walker $250,000 in March. After becoming one of the richest men in American heading up a pyramid scheme nicknamed ‘Scamway’ -- DeVos now focuses his attention on bankrupting public schools. His agenda fits right in line with Gov. Walker's.
JERE FABICK. Huge right-wing mega-donor Jere Fabick has dumped over $250,000 on Gov. Scott Walker's lap in 2011 and 2012. In 2003, Fabick was fined for violations of Wisconsin's limit on political contributions for previous Republican Governor Scott McCallum.
REX SINQUEFIELD. Missouri billionaire Rex Sinquefield handed Gov. Scott Walker $50,000 in December 2012. Like Gov. Walker, Sinquefield is on a mission to dismantle public education.He came under heavy criticism after linking public education to the Ku Klux Klan.
ROGER HERTOG. New York Big Business multi-millionaire Roger Hertog donated $100,000 to Gov. Scott Walker's political campaign in 2011-2012. No stranger to bailing out controversial figures, Hertog posted $ 2 million bail for a friend and business partner who was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice.
FOSTER FRIESS. Wyoming billionaire Foster Friess gave $100,000 to Gov. Walker before he went on TV and said: “You know, back in my days, they’d use Bayer aspirin for contraceptives... The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” His radical ideology fits well with of the War on Women Gov. Walker started in Wisconsin.
TREVOR REES-JONES. Chief Oil & Gas billionaire Trevor Rees-Jones pumped Gov. Walker's campaign with $100,000 this year. In the first six months of 2010, Chief Oil & Gas was cited for 78 violations by the Pennsylvania DEP. Gov. Walker has had a similarly disastrous environmental agenda.
DAVID HUMPHREYS. Missouri moneyman David Humphreys gave a hefty $260,000 to Gov. Walker. His sister Sarah Atkins gave an additional $ 250,000. Of the donors who gave over $ 1 million dollars to the causes that the Koch Brothers support is the Humphreys family.