Records show that Diane Hendricks, owner and chairman of the board for Beloit-based ABC Supply Co. and co-chair of the powerful self-interest group Rock County 5.0, whose tentacles reach deep into local government and media including the ownership of several state legislators, is Gov. Scott Walker’s largest individual donor.
Beloit Daily News Excerpt:
The donation is the single largest on record in Wisconsin for a governor’s race. The $500,000 matches the amount donated to Walker by Bob Perry of Texas, who is best known as the chief financial supporter of the Swift Boat Veterans advertising campaign deployed against Democrat John Kerry when he opposed President George W. Bush’s re-election bid in 2004.
Hendricks is in a select class for sure.
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