A lot has been made about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who, with nearly $5 million on hand, has a 10:1 cash advantage on either of his would-be opponents in the June 5 recall. But it’s not as if his opponents do not have resources at their disposal.
Public employee unions have already spent more than $8 million in their effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) according to campaign finance reports reviewed by the MacIver News Service.
The leading contributor is the Wisconsin Education Association Council, which has spent more than $3.7 million, including $3 million in contributions to the Wisconsin for Falk Super PAC.
According to public documents made available by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, AFSCME has contributed more than $1.2 million to Wisconsin for Falk and the SEIU has given $500,000 to the We Are Wisconsin PAC.
There are less than 5 weeks until the June 5 general election when it is expected that Governor Walker will face either former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk or Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret.
Mahlon Mitchell, a public employee union lobbyist from Madison, is favored to be the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
See the latest edition of the Big Government Labor Union Big Money Matrix, which first debuted last year during the initial Senate recalls. I’ll provide updates as the money continues to pour in.