September 19, 2014

Fundraising reports show Walker with cash advantage

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker raised three times as much campaign money as his main Democratic challenger during the final half of 2013.

According to campaign finance reports filed with the state Government Accountability Board for the last six months in 2013, Walker’s camp raised $5.1 million from July through December. During that same period, likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke reported raising $1.4 million, including $400,000 of her own money.

Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive and state commerce secretary, did not officially become a candidate in the race for governor until October of last year, but she considered the possibility for months beforehand.

Today is the deadline for election candidates to submit reports of their campaign finances through the end of December.