Gov. Scott Walker Has Violated Campaign Finance Laws More Than 1,000 Times Since 2009

These aren't the first accusations of Scott Walker violating campaign finance laws.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has committed 1,115 violations of campaign finance law, totaling more than $500,000 worth of fines, since 2009. This includes 456 violations in the last 72 hours, worth nearly $284,000. Under Wisconsin statute, each violation invites a fine of $500:

"Scott Walker has improperly reported well over $500,000 in contributions from inside and outside of Wisconsin," said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. "Scott Walker has absolutely no interest in following the campaign finance rules of the state of Wisconsin and we again call for state regulators to address his serial violation of our laws."

A breakdown of the violations:

  • Fall Pre-Election 2010: 428 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $245,276.10
  • Report of Late Contributions: 28 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $37,900
  • Pre-primary 2010 Report: 214 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $79,464.68
  • July 2010 Report: 204 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $68,575.38
  • Jan 2010 Report: 35 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $10,710
  • July 2009 Report: 206 contributions in excess of $100 without the required information totaling $76,170
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