Kimberly-Clark Lobbyist Allegedly Paid Republican Legislators
Campaign finance reports show a new Kimberly-Clark lobbyist
gave more than $4,000 to Republican legislators in late August.
Republicans announced last week that they will return for an extraordinary
session in November to consider a $100-million tax incentive bill for
Lobbyist RJ Pirlot registered to lobby for the company on August
22nd – and between August 15th and 31st, he
and his wife donated $4,250 to GOP legislators. That includes Senate Majority
Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Senate President Roger Roth, and State Senator Chris
Kapenga – who has opposed the tax incentives bill.
One Wisconsin Now is
accusing Pirlot of using money to open doors for Kimberly-Clark, while those
involved have not commented on the issue.