Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mining Officials, Associates Gave Walker, Key Legislators' Big Campaign Contributions

This story has not received enough publicity:

Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker accepted $10,000 in campaign contributions from a mining company owner and one of his executives around the time the company reportedly contacted Walker about developing an open-pit iron ore mine, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review recently found.

In addition, mine developer Christopher Cline of Beckley, West Virginia, several executives with his out-of-state mining companies, a law firm he does business with, and owners of the northern Wisconsin land where the mine may be located contributed $29,750 to Democratic State Senator Jeff Plale, Republican Representative Mark Honadel, both of South Milwaukee, and Republican legislative candidate Shirl LaBarre of Hayward.
 File in pdf format with the donations is here: finance.pdf

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And Shirl LaBarre is spear heading a call to recall Sen Jauche.