PALM BEACH, Fl. (WSAU) – Ten people gave $200,000 to Governor Scott Walker’s recall campaign when he appeared at a luncheon yesterday in Palm Beach Florida.
According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the Republican governor went to a meeting of the Town Council and congratulated them for their role in cutting public employee benefits. He then spoke at a fund-raising luncheon put on by Council President David Rosow – who said the donors gave up to $25,000 to Walker.
Council member Bill Diamond called Palm Beach quote, “the A-T-M of American politics.”
More than three dozen protestors rallied outside the event. Local A-F-L C-I-O leader Pat Emmert told the Palm Beach paper that Walker was not welcome there – and it was wrong for the donors to quote, “give him money to take back to Wisconsin.”
But Walker has said it’s totally appropriate. He says national unions and other opponents will spend millions of out-of-state dollars against him – so he should have the right to go around the country and raise his own money.
Walker is allowed to raise unlimited sums until the Government Accountability Board confirms there are enough signatures to order the recall vote.