Wealthy individuals throughout the country who support an expansion of school vouchers in Wisconsin have contributed nearly $1.3 million since 2009 to Republican Governor Scott Walker and dropped another $1.1 million to help him win his contentious 2012 recall election.
The largest contributions between 2009 and July 2014 to Walker from voucher supporters came from Robert and Patricia Kern of Waukesha, founders of Generac Corp., $220,000; investor Foster Friess and his wife, Lynnette, of Jackson, Wyo., $130,700; hedge fund founder Bruce Kovner and his wife, Suzie, of New York City, $120,000; and retired New York City financier Roger Hertog, $120,000.
222341 02/23/2023 Missouri Agrees Jack Danforth 911 Tirrill Farms Road St Louis MO 63124 Dowd Bennett Attorney 2/23/2022 $10,291.00
C222341 02/23/2023 Missouri Agrees Cathi Brain 815 West 51st St Kansas City MO 64112 Not employed 2/23/2022 $9,000.00
$10,291.00? What’s with that?
From a conversation on social media:
Well, yeah, but they [the PAC] ain’t exactly “grassroots” at this point. They filed a “limited activity” report in January and then a single $10,000 contribution shows up. They claim to have raised $200,000 so far.
So their web site still doesn’t tell us much that’s useful – and they appear to have communications staff.
RSMo § 115.199 requires that the local election authority remove deceased registered voters from their rolls. If they’re not doing it locally, get a writ of mandamus.
I’m not convinced by their stated “solutions”/ask list to their perceived problems.
Uh, voters decide if candidates are “similar” or not. This PAC appears to be constituted to oppose ranked choice voting. All the other stuff is chaff.
School board elections as a model? Heh. The voter turnout for school board elections is an exemplar for grassroots democracy, right?
“In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards.” – Mark Twain (1897)