Campaign Finance

Scott Walker’s 1,115 Violations of Campaign Finance Law

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has managed to stay out of an investigation into the embezzlement of public funds in Milwaukee County where he served as executive before running for governor, however a separate investigation by One Wisconsin Now has turned up evidence that Walker may have violated state campaign finance law 1,115 times during his 2010 campaign.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have violated his state’s campaign finance law over 1,000 times in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign by failing to properly report contributions, according to a new report.

Wisconsin law requires gubernatorial campaigns to disclose information about contributors who give more than $100. Again and again, Walker appears to have skirted that requirement.

One Wisconsin Now examined the Walker for Governor’s finance records and found 1,115 instances where the campaign received contributions of more than $100 but did not properly disclose who gave the money. In total, “Walker has improperly reported well over $500,000 in contributions from inside and outside of Wisconsin,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. According to the group, which has filed a complaint with the state Government Accountability Board, Walker’s violations could result in a fine of $557,500

Between this and the recent arrest of three former Walker aides for embezzlement, one can only wonder how corrupt his administration really is.

A hunch tells me this won't be the last time we hear about Scott Walker violating the law.

Governor Scott Walker continues to be one of the best campaigners Democrats could ever hope for.

(via ThinkProgress)