NEW INFORMATION: Walker raises $5.1 million over 6 months

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (FRIENDS OF SCOTT WALKER NEWS RELEASE) -- Over the last six months of 2013, the Friends of Scott Walker campaign has raised over $5 million, with nearly 75% of its contributions coming from supporters giving $50 or less.

“Our latest fundraising report shows the continued grassroots support behind Governor Walker’s campaign, with nearly 75% of our contributions coming from supporters donating $50 or less,” said Stephan Thompson, Campaign Manager.  “It’s the incredible support from the grassroots that will enable Governor Walker to continue moving Wisconsin forward.”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than $5.1 million in the last half of 2013, nearly triple what his Democratic challenger for governor brought in.

Walker reported the fundraising totals on Friday. His Democratic challenger Mary Burke has said she will report bringing in nearly $1.8 million, which includes $400,000 of her own money. Burke is a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and state Commerce Department secretary.

Burke officially got into the race on Oct. 7 after months of contemplation.

Burke's spokesman Joe Zepecki says Walker has never had a problem raising money, but he is politically vulnerable because his policies are not helping the middle class.

Walker reports having $4.6 million cash on hand heading into this election year.

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