Yesterday news broke regarding allegations Gov. Scott Walker was at the heart of a “criminal scheme” that involved the illegal coordination of Gov. Walker’s campaign and outside groups, including directing the flow of money, in order to influence the recall elections here in Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012. As a followup to my original post, I wanted to include what I consider to be the most damning quote of all pertaining to Gov. Walker’s involvement in the criminal scheme to subvert election and campaign finance laws, courtesy of an email Walker wrote to Republican strategist Karl Rove.
“Bottom-line: R. J. helps keep in place a team that is wildly successful in Wisconsin. We are running 9 recall elections and it will be like running 9 Congressional markets in every market in the state.”
Yep, that sounds a heck of a lot like illegal coordination between a candidate/campaign and outside groups to me, especially considering the “we” Walker was referring to had to include R.J. Johnson, who at that time was a consultant to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign while also directing the flow of millions of dollars from a shell organization, Citizens for a Strong America, to the Wisconsin Club for Growth, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Right to Life and the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, all of which were/are allies of Gov. Walker and aided in his efforts to stave off recall efforts.