By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state Senate has approved the appointment of the treasurer of Gov. Scott Walker’s political committee to a spot on the nonpartisan University of Wisconsin Hospital oversight board.

The Senate voted 17-13 with all Republicans in support and Democrats against to approve the appointment of Andrew Hitt.

He volunteers as treasurer for Our American Revival, a tax-exempt fundraising committee Walker created earlier this year to help bolster his exploration of a presidential run.

Hitt told a Senate committee last month that his role with the group is extremely limited, does not include work on policy and primarily involves dealing with administrative paperwork.

Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling says in a statement that the appointment doesn’t pass the “smell test.”



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