Campaign: Roys raised $650,000 over first six months of 2018

Dem guv hopeful Kelda Roys announced today she raised $650,000 during the first six months of the year and finished June with more than $650,000 in the bank.

The haul brings Roys’ overall fundraising for the campaign to about $800,000 after she reported $147,671 raised during the final months of 2017. That includes a $96,200 personal loan.

Today’s release didn’t detail whether Roys donated any additional personal money to her campaign or how much she spent during the period. She finished December with $151,033 in the bank, meaning she spent about that much over the first six months of 2018.

Roys, a former state lawmaker, is the first Dem guv candidate to announce fundraising totals ahead of next week’s deadline.

The $650,000 raised eclipses what other Dem contenders raised during the last half of 2017. By comparison, Gov. Scott Walker raised $3.7 million over the final six months of last year.

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