Contact: Joe Fadness
Governor continues to demonstrate fundraising strength, has more cash on hand than at same point 4 years ago
[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans announced today that they have more than $5 million cash on hand at the conclusion of the recent June 30 finance reporting period, surpassing fundraising totals from his 2014 re-election and that of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
“I am humbled by the overwhelming support for moving our state forward,” Governor Walker said. “With Wisconsin ranking as a top 10 state for business and education, more people working than ever before, and the lowest unemployment rate since 1999, our bold reforms have our state headed in the right direction for hard-working families.”
The fundraising total reflects strong support for the governor’s campaign. The more than $5 million includes:
· More than $2.4 million cash on hand for Friends of Scott Walker, after raising $3.5 million in the first half of the year. This total surpasses the cash on hand the governor had in the first half of 2013 as he geared up for re-election, and matches what he raised in the same time period.
· More than $1.2 million cash on hand for People for Rebecca, which gives Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch more cash on hand than any lieutenant governor in the history of Wisconsin.
· More than $1.7 million cash on hand for the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s state account.
· More than 85 percent of donations to Friends of Scott Walker total $100 or less, reflecting strong grassroots support for the governor’s campaign and reform agenda.