Doyle Gives $1 Million to Greater Wisconsin CommitteeGroup Runs Ads Attacking Republican Scott Walker

MacIver News Service | September 8, 2010  11:35 am

[Madison, Wisc…] Retiring Governor Jim Doyle appears to be using his considerable campaign war chest to impact the race to determine his successor.

When he announced last year that he would not seek re-election, speculation circled around what he would do with his vast holdings in his campaign account. That picture became more clear with filings this week at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.  According to records on file with the GAB, the Doyle for Wisconsin Committee donated $1 million last month to the Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC.

According to the most recent filings by Doyle for Wisconsin, the Governor’s campaign account had a cash balance of $1,826,791.21 in July.

The Greater Wisconsin Committee’s Political Action Committee’s report filed this week indicates that account has since been depleted by more than half.

The Governor’s campaign committee made the million dollar donation in two $500,000 disbursements, dated August 2nd and August 18th.

See the campaign finance report, here.

The Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC has been running television ads in markets across the state critical of Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker.  See an ad, here.