Scott Walker came right out and said that he wanted to illegally coordinate his campaigns message with the outside group, Wisconsin Club for Growth.
"The Governor is encouraging all to invest in the Wisconsin Club for Growth," said an April 28, 2011, email from Kate Doner, a Walker campaign consultant … Doner wrote to Johnson that Walker wanted Wisconsin Club for Growth exclusively to coordinate campaign themes. "As the Governor discussed ... he wants all the issue advocacy efforts run thru one group to ensure correct messaging," she wrote.
In the jsonline article, this line stood out that really got to the heart of debate.
Prosecutors contend candidates and outside groups cannot collaborate on their messaging and strategy. Walker and the club have contended they can, because the club's ads do not explicitly tell people who to vote for or against.
It's not the advocacy ads, it's coordinating the message.
The following should give everyone an opportunity to see who's really calling the shots politically in Wisconsin. And right wing trolls teasing liberals about their obsession with the Koch brothers, explain yourselves now:
In September 2011, Doner sent an email to Walker and others with brainstorming ideas for raising money for the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Among them: "Take Koch's money," "Get on a plane to Vegas and sit down with Sheldon Adelson," and "Go heavy after (corporations) to give."