A super PAC set up to support Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential bid raised almost $20 million in the first few months since it was created.
According to a federal filing on Friday, the Unintimidated PAC raised the money between April 16 and June 30. Major donors included $5 million from Diane Hendricks, a Beloit billionaire, and a series of donations from the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs. Combined, they provided about half of the money taken in during the reporting period.
The Unintimidated PAC was started by several of Walker’s former top campaign officials earlier this year, before he officially entered the race. It draws its name from Walker’s 2013 book about his battle over collective bargaining legislation, which was titled “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.”