Scott Walker fundraising letter to out-of-state donors touts "naked power grab" by "Big Labor Bosses"
Post by Emily Mills on 3/19/2012 11:16am
Gov. Scott Walker has been doing a lot of fundraising outside of Wisconsin, even before the recall against him began last November.
As of January, when the last official reports were filed, Walker had brought in $12.1 million since the beginning of 2011, "with about $4.6 million of that raised during the most recent reporting period of Dec. 11 to Jan. 17, the date his opponents filed what they say was more than 1 million signatures on recall petitions against him."
Of that, more than 61 percent came from outside Wisconsin. As recently as last week Walker was in Palm Beach, Florida where he reportedly took in over $225,000 in donations.
dane101 was recently given a fundraising letter being sent by Walker's campaign to Republicans in other states, wherein the governor urges contributions to fight what he calls a "frontline battle to rein in the too-powerful labor unions which are using Wisconsin as a 'test case' for their national strategy."
The letter goes on to say, "My rivals are using every threat, dirty trick and scare tactic in the book to get their way. Big Labor Bosses know what they want, when they want it, and how they're going to get it. Their naked power grab starts here in Wisconsin and then radiates across the country.
"Mark my words, if they barge and bully and get their way here, your state's next! ...so, together, we must fight them tooth and nail right here and right now."
Click "read more" to see full page scans of the letter.
Emily Mills is Editor-At-Large for Dane101, as well as Editor of Our Lives Magazine. She is also a freelance writer, photographer, actor, and musician (drummer and singer in local band Little Red Wolf). Originally from several states up and down the Midwest Emily has called Madison home since 2000. Contact her at