November 27, 2019
Two longtime Wisconsin backers of GOP federal and statewide candidates contributed the maximum donations to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Ted Kellner, a Milwaukee investor, and his wife, Mary, contributed to Biden’s campaign in July because Biden is a “good friend,” Ted Kellner said in an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal. Mary Kellner contributed $5,600 and Ted contributed $2,800 to Biden’s campaign.
The Kellners have contributed more than $1 million to Republican state and federal candidates and party committees since 2006. They gave $204,000 to Scott Walker’s campaigns for governor and this past February gave $10,000 to Brian Hagedorn’s successful campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ted Kellner hosted a tony fundraiser for President Trump last year.