Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Milwaukee Chamber's Big Walker Checks Broke Law

A $170,000 misunderstanding?

And a $500 fine.

Like the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce doesn't know campaign finance law.

#givemeabreak.

5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, I have never regretted letting my membership there expire.

Paul Trotter said...

So can we take back the influence this money had too?

They laugh at this no doubt.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

And the shrugging reaction by the State Journal and J-S is telling. The J-S at least admits Walker "had to return" his contribution from a "business group," but they conveniently don't mention in their headline that it's the MMAC. I'm sure the J-S's membership in that oligarch club has no effect on its soft-selling.

The Wisconsin State Journal buried the whole thing, and only had it as a headline for a few hours. Don't know about you, but I find the discovery of a governor taking $170,000 in illegal PAC money pretty important. Call me old-fashioned, I guess.

Jonathan Swift said...

Illegal campaign contributions should be required to be forfeited to the public campaign finance fund together with the fine. Getting the money back and paying a fine that is less than three tenths of a percent of the money involved is not much of a dissincentive. Walker's campaign would then almost replace tne money he raided from that fund.

Betsey said...

Jonathan Swift-that is a fabulous idea.