Walker Prank Tape Clearly Shows Walker Illegally Coordinating Campaign Ads with "David Koch" | WisCommunity

Walker Prank Tape Clearly Shows Walker Illegally Coordinating Campaign Ads with "David Koch"

One aspect that is being overlooked in prankgate is that Walker clearly asked the person he believed to be billionaire David Koch to run phony "issue advocacy" ads that would benefit Walker and the Republican Party.

David Koch, of course is the kingpin of "Americans For Prosperity," which dumps millions of dollars from Koch's corporation, Koch Industries, into Wisconsin and other states in the form of phony "issue advocacy ads." These ads are supposedly done independently and without coordination from GOP officials such as Walker, because it is tantamount to soliciting corporate cash, which is, of course, very illegal.

If you listen to exerpt of the tape (below) you can clearly hear this exchange:

"Koch": So, what else can we do for you guys down there?

Walker: Well, two things

And then after a long Walker bloviatation, he says:

Walker: So one thing, per your question, is the more groups that are encouraging people not to just show up, but to call lawmakers and tell them to hang firm with governor, the better. Because the more they get reassurance, the easier it is for them to vote "yes"".

"Koch": Right

Walker: The other thing is, more longterm, after this, in the coming weeks and months ahead, particularly in more of these swing areas, alot of these guys, they don't necessarily need ads for them, they're going to need a message ad, reinforcing why this thing was a good thing for the economy... so the extent that that message is out, over and over again, obviously is a good thing.

"Koch": Right, right. We'll back you anyway we can.

Walker clearly is heard mentioning the word "ad" twice and the fact that he is referring to the phony "issue advocacy" requirement that people call their law maker is proof that Walker knew exactly what he was asking "Koch" to deliver.





February 25, 2011 - 2:35pm