Secret $1.5M donation from Wisconsin billionaire Menard uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe | The Business Journals

Three unidentified sources told Yahoo News that Wisconsin's richest person, home improvement store magnate John Menard Jr., donated $1.5 million to the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the pro-Scott Walker group at the center of the stalled John Doe investigation into allegations of illegal campaign coordination during the recall election.

The Wisconsin Club for Growth is a political advocacy organization that keeps its donors anonymous. Yahoo News said the contributions from Menard came during 2011 and 2012 and were uncovered among hundreds of emails and documents seized by prosecutors in the John Doe probe.

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