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Voucher Backers Illegally Funnel Money

By Barbara Miner

Home > Archives > Volume 14 No.4 - Summer 2000

Pickens and Wigderson have argued that the Coalition's campaign was a neutral effort to get out the vote. But Terry Kohler, a well-known GOP activist in Wisconsin whose company contributed $30,000 to the effort, told Justice Department investigators the purpose of the Coalition's campaign was to help elect Wilcox.

Out-of-state donations accounted for 85% of the cash used to finance 345,000 postcards and 250,000 phone calls on the Supreme Court election.

The single largest contribution, $34,500, came from the American Education Reform Foundation, a nationwide pro-voucher group based in Milwaukee.

According to The Wisconsin State Journal, contributors to the Wisconsin Coalition for Voter Participation included:

American Education Reform Foundation (AERF): $34,500

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