Bribery Case Raises Focus on GOP Rising Star and Fundraising

Associated Press

Amid the scandal, Walker donated thousands in Lindberg's direct campaign contributions to charities, but far more Lindberg money had also gone to Walker-affiliated committees and was shared with political partners like the Republican National Committee. The money shared with other GOP entities benefited the congressman, too, said Adav Noti, a former Federal Election Commission attorney who now works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. "He still gets a benefit by having fundraised for the party," Noti said. "He gets seniority benefits, committee assignment benefits."

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