Monday, August 25, 2014

Fresh Allegation Of Illegal Walker/Funding/Politicking Coordination

Props to the Journal Sentinel for advancing the story, note that prosecutors are alleging that groups which told state regulators they were independent were, in fact, coordinated with campaigns, and that Walker is personally involved:
Madison — A newly released document alleges Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with two national groups on political advertising in a way that went further than what had been previously known.
If proved, prosecutors' claims would undercut the argument that Walker and his allies did nothing wrong. Walker has stressed that two judges have ruled against prosecutors and he is not a target of the probe.
One group mentioned in the newly available filing is an arm of the Republican Governors Association that has run ads backing Walker since 2010. The other, the Republican State Leadership Committee, ran ads in 2011 against then-Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover), who survived a recall election that year but did not run for re-election in 2012.
The newly released filing shows Schmitz contends there is evidence Walker's campaign had worked with the Republican State Leadership Committee and the Right Direction Political Action Committee, which is run by the Republican Governors Association...
The plans were then shared in July 2011 — just before Holperin's recall — with Walker; Keith Gilkes, Walker's campaign manager; and Kate Doner, a consultant for both Walker's campaign and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, according to prosecutors.

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