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Press Release
May 23, 2012

Which of Gov. Walker’s Billionaire Boys and Girls Club Members Are Paying For His Criminal Defense?

One Wisconsin Now Unveils "Guess the Billionaire Contest", Winner Announced When Gov. Walker Breaks Silence on Contributors to Legal Defense

MADISON, Wis. — In response to Gov. Walker’s continued stonewalling about who’s footing the bill for his high priced team of criminal defense lawyers in a “John Doe” probe of corruption and illegal campaigning, One Wisconsin Now unveiled an online contest to let people submit their guesses.

One Wisconsin Now Spokesperson Mike Browne commented, “It was revealed 111 days ago Gov. Walker had hired criminal defense lawyers. We found out 76 days ago that he created a legal defense fund to pay for these lawyers. And it’s been 23 days since it was uncovered he’s raised at least $60,000 for the fund.”

He continued, “But to this day, Gov. Walker is refusing to tell us who’s contributing the big money to cover the bills of his high-priced team of criminal defense lawyers. So if he won’t tell the people, we’ll let the people tell us who they think it is.”
To enter the contest:

(1) Go to the One Wisconsin Now Pinterest page: “Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker” at http://pinterest.com/onewisconsinnow/who-s-buying-gov-scott-walker/;

(2) Read about all the mega-donors to Gov. Walker’s campaign;

(3) Click on an image to bring up his/her profile and hit the Facebook “Like” or Twitter “Tweet” button to make your guess.

Browne concluded, “We’ll announce the winners when we can, but it really depends on how much longer Gov. Walker will keep refusing to reveal who’s paying for his criminal defense lawyers.”

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One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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