But remember, there’s absolutely NO “pay to play” going on in Wisconsin…

Gogebic’s spending was thought to be relatively modest until court documents related to a Milwaukee County district attorney’s investigation of ties between Walker’s political organization and outside groups were unsealed Aug. 22.

Political donations from Gogebic representatives totaled $31,800 since 2010, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks political spending. Walker received the most, $8,000, on Sept. 24, 2010.

Gogebic also had $199,346 in lobbying expenses between 2011 and 2013, state Government Accountability Board figures show. That put the company well down the list.

Meanwhile, the company was quietly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more than was previously known with a conservative political group, according to documents from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

In addition to the amounts noted in the article cited, it has previously been revealed Gogebic Taconite also funneled $700,000 to the Wisconsin Club for Growth, a pro-Republican group that has run TV ads supporting Republicans in races across the state.

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One Response to Gogebic Taconite spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence Republicans on Wisconsin mining law

  1. DairyQueen says:

    Remember that during the recall, Walker could receiveUNLIMITED campaign donations. Donors could have legally given him their entire fortunes and there would be no violation of law. Yet GTAC and others opted to contribute secretly to Walker through Club for Growth. Why? Why the secrecy?

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