Governor Scott Walker still owes nearly $900,000 on his failed presidential campaign, but Walker remains sanguine about the prospects of whittling down the debt.
“We’ve got a plan,” Walker said in Stevens Point on Monday. “It sounds like a fair amount, but we’ve chipped away at over a third of that from what we originally had, and by the end of the year we’re still on track to wipe that out.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the campaign has been gradually reducing its $1.2 million debt from the end of 2015. Walker says the effort is ongoing. “What we’ve also done is, we’ve been able to rent the list out, so the proceeds of that go to buying down the debt as well,” he said.
According to WisPolitics, the list of Walker’s campaign donors has more than 300,000 names. Walker noted that many of those donors contributed less than $100, “but who have routinely helped us out as we’ve asked to winnow that down.”
Walker spent an average of $90,000 a day on his 71-day campaign for president, which ended in September.