By Kyle Maichle, Editor of Wisconsin Election Watch,
MADISON – On Friday, Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) announced his fundraising totals for the last six months of 2013.
The Governor raised $5,120,926.32 from July 1st to December 31st, 2013. The Walker Campaign spent $2,709,473.77 ending up with a total cash on hand of $4,637,662.21. According to the campaign, 75 percent of their donations came from donors who gave $50 or less.
In an official statement, Walker Campaign Manager Stephan Thompson said: “Our latest fundraising report shows the continued grassroots support behind Governor Walker’s campaign, with nearly 75% of our contributions coming from supporters donating $50 or less. It’s the incredible support from the grassroots that will enable Governor Walker to continue moving Wisconsin forward.”
Mary Burke (D-Madison) announced her fundraising totals for the second half of 2013 before the January 31st reporting deadline. The Burke Campaign raised $1.79 million during the second half of 2013 and ended the year with $1.3 million on hand. The Huffington Post has reported that Burke has already put $400,000 of her own money into her campaign.
When comparing the two candidates, Governor Walker holds an over $3 million dollar cash on hand advantage against Burke. In terms of money raised, Walker outraised Burke by over $3.3 million.