Walker backers give $1 million to GOP group. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/22/2014)
Platinum circle givers. Mike Shannon is the managing director of KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in travel and leisure businesses, and his wife is a homemaker.
It's not the first time the couple has given big to help Walker and Republicans -- together the Shannons have given $120,000 to Walker since January 2012.
On the other hand, they are big donors to the University of Wisconsin.
New Alumni Pier Opens on Lake Mendota. (On Wisconsin Magazine, Fall 2013)
Shannons fund faculty chair on healthy minds, children and families. (UW news release, 7/13/2013)