GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker is getting a bump from donors.
Unintimidated PAC – an independent organization that is supporting Walker’s candidacy — announced in a press release that it raised more than 20-million dollars from just 300 donors, “securing its place among the top-tier outside groups supporting a presidential candidate.”
According to the press release, Unintimidated PAC’s fundraising comes in third place out of all Super PACs supporting GOP candidates this quarter.
“The $20 million haul is even more impressive considering that the dollars were raised before Scott Walker officially entered the race for President.”
“Governor Walker’s record of fighting for and winning conservative reforms is translating into tremendous grassroots and financial support from across the country,” said Keith Gilkes, the Director of Unintimidated PAC. “Even before Governor Walker officially became a candidate, enthusiasm for his bold record and for winning big fights was palpable and empowered us to raise a significant sum that is securely within the top-tier of independent organizations this election cycle. We are well positioned to tell Governor Walker’s story of being unintimidated by special interests and Washington’s government-knows-best mentality – proving that big, bold ideas can win.”
The Washington Post reported:
“Key donors, according to an official with the super PAC, include: Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade, and his wife, Marlene Ricketts; Diane Hendricks, owner and chairman of Wisconsin-based ABC Supply, a wholesale distributor of roofing, window and siding materials; Wisconsin businessman Richard Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth Uihlein; hedge fund billionaire John Paulson; Texas businessman Bob Rowling; investment banker Warren Stephens; software CEO Jim Goodnight; supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; and media mogul John Malone.”