Key Walker supporters to help Trump raise money


May 25, 2016

MADISON Two of Gov. Scott Walker's major financial backers are now helping to raise money for Donald Trump.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced the creation of the Trump Victory Committee on Tuesday. One of the vice-chairs is Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks.

Campaign finance reports show Hendricks gave $5 million last year to Unintimidated PAC, a super PAC formed to support Walker's ill-fated presidential bid. According to government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, she gave Walker $500,000 during his 2012 recall campaign.

Also serving on the Trump fundraising committee is Elizabeth Uihlein. She and her husband, Richard Uihlein, gave Unintimidated PAC $3 million last year.

Walker endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before Wisconsin's primary, but says he will support Trump as the nominee.


Associated Press