January 27, 2015
Republican Governor Scott Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has formed a new 527 fundraising group.
The organization, which is called Our American Revival, will allow Walker to raise unlimited amounts of money from powerful special interests like businesses, trade organizations and ideological groups. The group also launched a new website Tuesday.
527 groups are named for the section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code that governs them, but the IRS does not regulate where the groups can get their contributions and how much they can accept and spend on frequently negative electioneering activities.
More popularly known groups that also operate 527 organizations include the Democratic Governors Association, Republican Governors Association and the Greater Wisconsin Committee.
Some 527 organizations rake in several million dollars each year from special interests. In 2014, Wisconsin contributors alone gave about $8.7 million to 527 groups that support Republican and Democratic candidates.
Here are some of Walker’s top contributors between 2009 and July 28, 2014.
|Hendricks, Diane M||Beloit||WI||ABC Supply Co||$529,100.00|
|Perry, Bob J & Doylene||Houston||TX||Perry Homes||$500,000.00|
|Uihlein, Elizabeth & Richard||Lake Forest||IL||U-Line Corp||$279,500.00|
|DeVos, Richard M & Helen||Grand Rapids||MI||Alticor||$271,000.00|
|Adelson, Miriam & Sheldon||Las Vegas||NV||Las Vegas Sands/Adelson Clinic||$270,000.00|
|Humphreys, David C||Joplin||MO||TAMKO Building Products||$270,000.00|
|Atkins, Sarah||Arlington||VA||TAMKO Building Products||$260,000.00|
|Herzog, Stanley M||St Joseph||MO||Herzog Contracting Corp||$260,000.00|
|Kern, Patricia & Robert||Waukesha||WI||Generac Corp||$220,000.00|
|Kellner, Ted & Mary||Mequon||WI||Fiduciary Management||$163,905.83|
|Roberts, Batsheva & Richard||Lakewood||NJ||Mutual Pharmaceutical Co Inc||$135,000.00|
|Friess, Lynnette & Foster||Jackson||WY||Friess Associates Inc||$130,700.00|
|Ryan, Shirley & Patrick||Winnetka||IL||Ryan Specialty Group||$130,000.00|
|Kovner, Suzie & Bruce||New York||NY||Caxton Alternative Management LP||$120,000.00|
|Hertog, Roger & Susan||New York||NY||Retired||$120,000.00|
|Shannon, Mary Sue||Milwaukee||WI||Homemaker||$110,000.00|
|Stephens, Warren A||Little Rock||AR||Stephens Inc||$110,000.00|
|Ricketts, J Joe||Bondurant||WY||Ameritrade||$110,000.00|
|Nau, Barbara & John||Houston||TX||Silver Eagle Distributors LP||$110,000.00|
|Bacon, Louis M||New York||NY||Moore Capital Management||$110,000.00|
|Childs, John W||Waltham||MA||JW Childs Associates||$110,000.00|
|Pieper, Richard R||Mequon||WI||Pieper Electric||$107,110.00|
|Rees-Jones, Trevor D||Dallas||TX||Chief Oil & Gas LLC||$100,000.00|