State A.G. broke spending rules
June 8, 2012 · Updated 10:18 AM
Rob McKenna spent more than $500,000 out of his attorney general re-election campaign funds in the months before he announced he is running for governor. That’s five times more than he spent during the same time period when running for re-election in 2008.
We’re told that it’s not illegal as long as the money did not go to his gubernatorial campaign. That means explaining away the fact that the money went to the same media consultants and services now employed in his gubernatorial campaign.
But this is just one of the ethical concerns now surfacing about Rob McKenna. Even more troubling is evidence that he is backed by the same billionaires funding Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Near the top of their agenda is killing off the unions, one of the few remaining refuges for living wage jobs and working families. The billionaires’ club is also targeting other safety nets, such as Medicare and Social Security.
By toadying to out-of-state billionaires and extremists on such issues as healthcare, Rob McKenna has shown he is anything but the moderate he pretends to be.