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Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

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From youtube.com/watch?v=GE_63EIw6UM: Gov. Scott Walker accused of 'criminal scheme'
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When Gogebic Taconite LLC began moving in November 2010 -- the same month Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin -- to develop an open-pit iron mine in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of northern Wisconsin, the Florida-based mining firm got a lot of push back. Residents of the region objected, along with Native American tribes. So, too, did citizens from across Wisconsin, a state that has long treasured the wild beauty of the Penokee Range. Environmental and conservation groups voiced their concerns, as did local and state officials from across the political spectrum.

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The outcry heightened as Gogebic Taconite and its allies promoted a radical rewrite of existing mining regulations in order to promote a project that could grow to be four miles long, more than a mile wide and 1,000 feet deep. Democratic and Republican legislators began to ask tough questions. Yet Governor Scott Walker remained "eager to advance a mining bill," according to Wisconsin media that reported extensively on the governor's determination to over-rule objections to the grand schemes of an out-of-state corporation that newly released documents show secretly steered $700,000 to "independent" efforts to provide political cover for the embattled governor.

The documents, released as part of legal wrangling over a "John Doe" investigation into alleged fund-raising abuses during the recall elections of 2011 and 2012, have revealed both big contributions and the big concerns of a key investigator about "an appearance of corruption."

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