RYAN J. FOLEY
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin contributors last year gave more than $600,000 to groups that can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections and almost a third went to a group supporting Gov. Jim Doyle, a watchdog group said Thursday.
Wisconsin individuals, businesses and tribes gave $194,000 to the Democratic Governors Association, which has given money to a group that has run ads supporting Doyle and criticizing his opponents, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign said.
The group's review found 220 Wisconsin individuals, corporations, tribes and labor unions gave a total of $610,000 to 23 so-called '527' groups last year."