June 9, 2012

Out of state billionaires big backers of Walker

Forbes -  $1.68 million [of donations for Scott Walker] came from 14 members of the Forbes billionaires list, all but one of whom live outside Wisconsin.

Walker’s most generous donor does in fact reside in the state. Billionaire Diane Hendricks of roofing giant ABC Supply donated a total of $510,000 to Walker’s campaign — the biggest check for a governor’s race in Wisconsin history .

Hendricks’ contribution came under scrutiny last month when a documentary filmmaker released a clip of Walker telling her he’d be employing a “divide and conquer” strategy against unions.

In the video, Hendricks — the state’s richest woman, worth $2.8 billion — asks if Walker can turn Wisconsin into a “completely red state”, and “work on these unions”. Walker responds: “Oh yeah,” then adds: “The first step is, we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, use divide and conquer.”
nd resident of Illinois, donated $100,000.

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