As he prepares for a likely recall election later this year, Governor Scott Walker is making sure he has the financial resources needed to get his message out to voters. Campaign finance reports filed with the state Monday show Walker raised $4.5 million since December 11th and still has over $2.6 million on hand.
State law allows the governor to raise unlimited cash until a recall election is called. Walker has traveled across the country in the last two months to attend fundraisers and give speeches to conservative groups, a move his campaign has defended as necessary to fight against the recall effort.
Walker’s campaign says the continued support shows Walker’s message of moving Wisconsin forward is resonating with voters, and that has “inspired people to contribute to his campaign in overwhelming numbers.”
Democrats responded to the latest numbers by accusing Walker’s campaign of being “fueled by corporate donors from New York and Texas.”
While Democrats do not yet have a nominee to run against Walker in an expected recall, the party raised over $1.5 million since July.