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April 1, 2015

Report shows Hulsey campaign for governor raised $2,500

Brett Hulsey (Photo: WRN)

Brett Hulsey (Photo: WRN)

One of the Democrats running for Wisconsin governor is far behind his primary opponent when it comes to raising cash for his campaign.

A report filed with the state Monday shows gubernatorial hopeful Brett Hulsey raised just under $2,500 in the first six months of the year. Hulsey, a state Representative from Madison, ended the reporting period with just $950 on hand.

Hulsey is running against Mary Burke in an August 12 primary. Burke, a former Trek Bicycle Executive and state Commerce Secretary under former Governor Jim Doyle, raised $3.6 million during the first six months of the year.

While Burke holds a cash advantage heading into the primary, incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker far outraised all potential challengers for the November 4 general election. Walker reported raising $8.3 million between January and June, ending the period with $7.6 million cash on hand.