Walker Raises Big Money From Out-Of-State Billionaires

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has raised more than $25 million since January 2011 – two thirds of it from out-of-state donors. Wisconsin state law typically caps direct donations to gubernatorial candidates at $10,000, but allows recall targets to collect unlimited amounts of contributions from the day a group registers against them until the state Government Accountability Board schedules the […]

Top 10 Super PAC Givers

Super Donors: Our Reading Guide to the Top 10 Super PAC Givers by Ariel Wittenberg ProPublica, March 1, 2012, 2:16 p.m. The coming election cycle will likely be the most expensive in history. Thanks to Citizens United and other recent court decisions, individuals, corporations and unions can make unlimited donations to so-called super PACs that […]

Red White and Blue Fund

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Don’t be fooled – Rick Santorum has a billionaire or two up his sleeve.  His Super PAC is 94% funded by donations of $25,000 or more. Of the $5.8 million total they have raised as of February 29, 2012, $4.1 million was donated from just 3 billionaires.

Rick Santorum’s Billionaire – Foster Friess

Foster Friess has financed $1.6 million of the total $5.8 million raised (as of 2/29/2012) by Red White and Blue Fund, the Super PAC of Rick Santorum.  Friess is a wealthy mutual fund manager that has personally saved the Santorum campaign.  When the cash-strapped Santorum campaign was on its last legs, Foster Friess rode to the rescue!  A touching […]