Yesterday, it was reported that the unpopular Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, is caught up in a campaign fundraising scheme that violates state and federal election laws. Partisan, activist judges may also have played a role in obstructing the investigation. In what can only be described as cronyism, Walker’s campaign has been accused of coordinating with special interest groups and Karl Rove – a violation of the one campaign finance law that is not ambiguous:
Underlying the two very different sets of rules for political candidates and outside groups is the principle that candidates cannot coordinate with the outside groups that work on their behalf.
In an obvious display of panic, Gov. Walker (and his campaign?) just made a $250K ad buy to “blame the media” for his troubles. Sound familiar? Sure it does, it’s straight out of the Karl Rove Playbook.
As they are now both named in this scandal, the question becomes this: Will Walker throw Rove under the bus, or will Rove throw Walker under the bus?
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