Since becoming governor, Gov. Scott Walker has raked in millions of dollars in political campaign donations from millionaires and billionaires across the nation. So who exactly IS buying Gov. Scott Walker?
DIANE HENDRICKS. Gov. Scott Walker was caught on camera telling Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks his strategy was to "Divide and Conquer" WI workers. A year later, she wrote Gov. Walker a $500,000 check on the same day Gov. Walker's campaign moved money over to this criminal defense fund.
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.
BOB PERRY. Texas tycoon "Billionaire Bob" Perry fueled Gov. Walker's campaign coffers with two checks totaling $500,000. Not one to shy away from fueling controversy, Perry is infamous for funding the sleazy "Swift Boat" ads in 2004, which won George W. Bush a second term in office.
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.
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.
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.
SHELDON ADELSON. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dealt Gov. Scott Walker $250,000 on March 30. In 2012 "Adelson told Forbes Magazine that as long very wealthy people could buy elections, "I’m going to do it."
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.