Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidate, and our favorite trash man, Scott Wagner received $50,000 from secret Roy Moore super PAC financier Richard Uihlein. Campaign finance reports for 2017 shows that Uihlein cut Wagner the check in October 2017.
@realScottWagner received a $50,000 campaign contribution from Wisconsin union buster Richard Uihlein. Some of Uihlein’s $$$ went to Roy Moore’s campaign. #PAgov #Papolitics pic.twitter.com/SOvYXrvR4t
— Sean Kitchen 🌹 (@RCPress_Sean) February 2, 2018
In November, the Daily Beast uncovered the fact that Uihlein was financing a super PAC, Proven Conservatives, that supported Roy Moore.
The chief financier of a leading pro-Roy Moore super PAC is a deep-pocketed Republican businessman who dropped eight figures on 2016 races alone and is looking to continue propping up the party’s most conservative candidates.
Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein provided $100,000 to the group, Proven Conservatives PAC, since September, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission, making him by far the group’s top donor. That money, which hadn’t been previously disclosed, has financed a host of ads boosting Moore’s candidacy in the face of widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations. The group has also run ads attacking Moore’s primary opponent, Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), and his Democratic general election rival Doug Jones.
Uihlein has also given money to union busting legislators such as Bruce Rauner and Scott Walker.