Walker returns $170,000 in donations to PAC

The Associated Press

Walker returns $170,000 in donations to PAC

By The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 17, 2012

MADISON- Gov. Scott Walker's campaign has returned $170,000 in campaign donations it received from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce political action committee in December after the PAC was fined $500 by election regulators for giving the money.

The Government Accountability Board levied the fine in February after the state Democratic Party requested an investigation.

Walker spokeswoman Ciara Matthews confirmed that the money was returned at the request of the PAC that donated it.

MMAC spokesman Steve Baas says the group initially misunderstood guidance it got from the GAB.

State law limits individuals from giving any more than $10,000 collectively any year, unless to a recall campaign within certain time limits.

The GAB says the PAC collected contributions in excess of that from Walker supporters.