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Scott Walker OK with sending donors to secret fund. John Doe documents show mining firm gave him $700K.

By Kay Nolan, August 24, 2014

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the August 24, 2014 issue.

KENOSHA — Gov. Scott Walker Saturday defended his actions directing campaign contributions to the Wisconsin Club for Growth, saying “there isn’t
anything wrong” with doing so.

Details on Walker’s fundraising on behalf of the 501(c)(4) were included in a batch of documents briefly released late Friday as part of an ongoing suit over a
John Doe investigation into allegations that Walker coordinated with conservative groups in the recall elections.

A federal judge has halted the probe, ruling the activity prosecutors were looking into was not illegal because the groups were engaged in issue advocacy. That
decision is on appeal.