September 21, 2014

Walker’s legal defense fund paid PR firm

Governor Scott Walker’s legal defense fund paid almost $10,000 dollars to a public relations firm, in the weeks before his June 5th recall election.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign found the payment in an IRS filing, which showed that the Walker camp gave over $9,900 to the Chicago firm of APCO Worldwide.

The filing does not say exactly what the money was used for.

The expense was paid out of a fund of about $160,000 that Governor Walker set up for costs related to a John Doe investigation into his former aides when he was the Milwaukee County executive. A half-dozen former aides and associates have been charged with crimes ranging from illegal campaigning to embezzlement.