Democratic Party of Wisconsin: Leah Vukmir heads to D.C. for ALEC meet-up with special interest backers

Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

This morning, Vukmir attended a fundraiser co-hosted by ALEC’s CEO and she’s tonight set to attend ALEC’s 45th Anniversary Gala at Trump International Hotel DC

Despite being under fire for her longtime ALEC ties, Vukmir maintains that she is “proud” of earning tens of thousands in campaign contributions from ALEC members in exchange for advancing their corporate special interest agenda

MADISON — Tonight, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is set to attend a corporate special interest lobbyist-infested gala at the Trump International Hotel DC commemorating the 45th Anniversary of ALEC, the insurance industry, Big Oil, and Big Pharma-funded special interest group where Vukmir’s been a member since 2004.

The Associated Press reports that Vukmir is on a Washington D.C. fundraising trip that includes a Wednesday morning fundraiser co-hosted by ALEC CEO Lisa Nelson followed by an evening stop at ALEC’s 45th Anniversary Gala.

Vukmir has faced heavy criticism over her ties to ALEC — most notably, that she passed 24 measures inspired by ALEC model bills while reaping tens of thousands in campaign contributions from ALEC members.

Vukmir’s response: “I’m proud to have been a part of [ALEC] — I was a national chairman.”

Read more from the Associated Press.

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