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June 12, 2015

Wisc. Philanthropy Has Close Ties to Potential Presidential Candidate Scott Walker

The Associated Press examines the Bradley Foundation, a conservative philanthropy with close ties to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is expected to announce his candidacy as a Republican in the 2016 presidential race.

The foundation is overseen by Mr. Walker's three-time campaign chairman and it's board members have personally contributed to past Mr. Walker's past campaigns. The bulk of the foundation's donations support public-policy efforts that are closely aligned with Mr. Walker's agenda, and though the nonprofit itself cannot give to his campaigns, the report suggests the foundation's infrastructure has laid a strong funding network to counter the strong fundraising of Jeb Bush in the Republican primary.