Walker returns $170,000 in donations to PAC
Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign returned $170,000 in campaign donations it received from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce political action committee after the PAC was fined $500 by election regulators for giving the money.
The Government Accountability Board levied the fine in February after the state Democratic Party requested an investigation. Walker accepted a $175,000 donation from the MMAC in December.
Walker spokeswoman Ciara Matthews confirmed Tuesday that the money was returned at the request of the PAC that donated it. The GAB told the PAC in a February letter that it needed to get the money back from Walker’s campaign and return it to the donors.
“We initially misunderstood guidance we…