One percenters across America come to Walker's defense
Walker's latest campaign finance report covering the last five weeks shows he raised more than $4.1 million in individual contributions, with 61% of those donations coming from outside Wisconsin. Walker received nearly $2.3 million from just 33 donors. The Democracy Campaign just posted a list of contributions of over $1,000 received during this most recent reporting period.
Topping the list is Texas homebuilder Bob Perry, who gave another $250,000 to bring his total contributions to Walker to $500,000. Perry is best known as the man behind the smear group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that aired attack ads against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race. Three Missouri business executives also gave Walker $250,000 each.
In addition to the donations from individual contributors, two political action committees – Honeywell International's and one run by the Milwaukee chamber of commerce – made three contributions totaling $195,000. The state Republican Party also made two contributions totaling $124,501.