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Billionaire's Dark Money Contribution To Scott Walker Pays Off Big Time

CHARLESTON, SC - MARCH 20:  Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks to support
CHARLESTON, SC - MARCH 20: Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks to supporters during GOP lunch event on March 20, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Walker made his first trip to South Carolina on Thursday and is planning to meet with Republican governor, Nikki Haley. South Carolina hosts the first primary in the south. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

John Menard Jr. is widely known as the richest man in Wisconsin. A tough-minded, staunchly conservative 75-year-old billionaire, he owns a highly profitable chain of hardware stores throughout the Midwest. He’s also famously publicity-shy — rarely speaking in public or giving interviews.

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