The sky's the limit on recall fundraising | WisCommunity

The sky's the limit on recall fundraising

Holy mackerel!  Little known fact that there are no contribution limits in recalls.  So $20,000 from one oil company executive?  You ain't seen nothing yet.

WisPolitics reports:

Most of the lawmakers targeted for recalls are taking advantage of state law that allows them to exceed normal contribution limits when facing removal from office, according to a WisPolitics check of campaign finance reports.

Joint Finance Committee Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, leads the way for fundraising among recall targets with $188,226 through March 21. She also spent $15,579 and had $177,863 cash on hand. Her biggest donor was Daniel McKeithan of Tamarack Petroleum, who gave $20,000.

The normal contribution limits for state Senate candidates are $1,000 from an individual or a committee.



April 25, 2011 - 8:15pm