In a wildly creative look at campaign donations, WKOW's Greg Neumann spotlighted celebrity donations to Mary Burke and Scott Walker. Guess who Scott Baio supports. Or how about Donald Trump, Carl Reiner, Garrison Keiller, Lily Tomlin, Bradley Whitford....?
Hollywood has been kind to Burke, with legendary TV Producer Marcy Carsey leading the way with a $5,000 donation to her campaign. Carsey is a partner in the company Carsey-Werner, which has produced such classics as The Cosby Show, A Different World, Third Rock from the Sun and That 70's Show. Mavis Leno, wife of former Tonight Show Host Jay Leno, donated $2,000 to the Burke campaign. Burke Campaign Spokesperson Joe Zepecki tells 27 News that Burke met both Carsey and Leno at a fundraiser in California earlier this year.WKOW featured an ABC News Q & A with Mary Burke, where she had all the right answers:
But Zepecki said the campaign did not know it would also be getting donations from Carl Reiner and Garrison Keillor, who each gave $250 to Burke.
ABC’s ’14 for 14′ Hot Seat: Meet Mary Burke, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Worst Nightmare.
Q. What’s something voters may not know about Gov. Scott Walker?
Burke: Some people are not aware that under Governor Walker our economy in Wisconsin is dead-last in the Midwest. Out of 10 Midwestern states, we’re tenth in job creation under Scott Walker.
Q. What do you think Gov. Walker believes about marriage equality?
Burke: He hasn't been straight with the voters in Wisconsin. He’s been waffling on this issue and I think he owes it to the voters in Wisconsin to be clear about where he stands on the issue.
Q. How much of your own money are you willing to put into your campaign?
Burke: Well, I’ve been pretty clear from the start. I will put into the race what I can of my own resources, but it’s a fraction of what will be needed. Over 90 percent of my donations come of $100 or less, and we have had great success. So, I’m focused on raising the money to get my message out.
Q. Should the Packers retire Brett Favre’s jersey and induct him into the Hall of Fame? Yay or nay?
Burke: Definitely a ‘yay.’ Brett and his family have contributed a lot to Wisconsin, a lot to the winning tradition of the Packers, and I don’t think we should be holding a grudge. I think we should be looking at all the contributions he made.
Q. Spotted Cow or Summer Shandy?
Burke: Spotted Cow. New Glarus is a great brewery and Spotted Cow, you can only get it in Wisconsin and [it's] one of my favorites.