Monday, April 30, 2012

Wis. governor raises $13 million in 3 months to fight recall, sets new fundraising record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign says he raised more than $13 million from mid-January through last week as he fights a recall effort.

The governor's campaign says the money came from nearly 126,000 donors.

Walker raised $13.1 million between Jan. 1 and April 23, eclipsing his own record of $12.1 million in fundraising for a state office he set in 2011.

Democrats are trying to oust Walker and five other Republicans from office as payback for passing a law last year that stripped most public workers of nearly all their union rights. A primary election is set for May 8, with a general recall election to follow on June 5.

Associated Press

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