Wisconsin Governor Accused of Illegal Campaign Coordination - State and Federal Communications

June 20, 2014  •  

Wisconsin Governor Accused of Illegal Campaign Coordination

Scott Walker by Gage SkidmoreProsecutors claim Gov. Scott Walker was involved with a plan to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups to help him and several Republican senators survive a 2012 recall election. In court documents recently unsealed, prosecutors detail a criminal scheme by Walker and top aides to circumvent state law by helping plan campaign spending by a dozen outside groups.

No charges have been filed against Walker or any of his staffers. The documents became public as part of an ongoing lawsuit by Wisconsin Club for Growth, a group at the center of the investigation. A federal appeals judge now is considering whether to permanently stop the investigation.

Photo of Gov. Scott Walker courtesy of Gage Skidmore on Wikimedia Commons.

Continue Reading

State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.

Sort by Month