March 24, 2015 11:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]The money came from John Menard, Jr, who had business before the state as the owner of a chain of hardware stores in the Midwest.

…a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and help advance his pro-business agenda — he found the perfect way to do so without attracting any attention: He wrote more than $1.5 million in checks to a pro-Walker political advocacy group that pledged to keep its donors secret, three sources directly familiar with the transactions told Yahoo News.

Menard’s previously unreported six-figure contributions to the Wisconsin Club for Growth — a group that spent heavily to defend Walker during a bitter 2012 recall election — seem to have paid
off for the businessman and his company. In the past two years, Menard’s company has been awarded up to $1.8 million in special tax credits from a state economic development corporation that Walker chairs, according to state records.

And in his five years in office, Walker’s appointees have sharply scaled back enforcement actions by the state Department of Natural Resources — a top Menard priority.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Secret $1.5 million To Scott Walker Revealed In Dark Money Probe

  1. tiredoftea March 24th, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    The more we learn about Scotty, the dirtier he proves to be. Just another pol whose ambition far exceeds his honesty.

    • whatthe46 March 24th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      but hil’s email is all the rave.

      • rg9rts March 25th, 2015 at 5:03 am

        They have nothing else

  2. Obewon March 24th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Koch Walker / D’Souza’16~ GOP devotees wear their felonies as a badge of honor.

    $1.5 M Walker donor “Menard’s company has been awarded up to $1.8 million in special tax credits from a state economic development corporation that Walker chairs.”
    Guber Walker? You have the right to remain silent. Book’em Danno!

  3. Pokthecat March 24th, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Another greedy shady Republican lining his pockets while protecting and enriching his corporate cronies. This has ceased to be news a long time ago and become par for the course.

  4. William March 24th, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    OK, I just glanced over at the tweet feed on the right side of the page, and some pus head actually responded to this story with a Benghazi reference.

    • fahvel March 25th, 2015 at 5:16 am

      hey W, may I use pus head as an expression? It’s priceless.

      • William March 25th, 2015 at 9:27 am

        By all means, and thank you.

  5. Warman1138 March 25th, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Awfully secret about donations, hmmmmm, tax credits.

  6. rg9rts March 25th, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Got the best governor money could buy….gopee mantra

  7. mrbigstuff March 25th, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I’m totally shocked Walker is on the take this man wants to be President who does he think he is—–(fill in any Republican Candidates name)

  8. Herbie_Love_Bug March 26th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    And now Wisconsin is going broke.