Roys tops Dem guv field for fundraising, but Walker well ahead of Dems for cash

Kelda Roys topped the Dem guv field in fundraising over the pre-primary period, pulling in $147,359.

But that was well behind the $670,061 Gov. Scott Walker raised.

Roys, a former state rep, also spent $523,570 from July 1-30, ending the month with $291,551 in the bank.

Roys’ cash on hand is just more than the $255,000 she loaned her campaign June 30. That infusion of cash came just after she and her husband took out a second mortgage on their home for $235,000.

She also previously loaned herself $96,200 in December shortly after joining the race.

The latest filing shows Roys hasn’t loaned herself any additional funds over the latest period.

State firefighters union head Mahlon Mitchell raised $117,142, spent $244,069 and had $241,138 cash on hand.

State Superintendent Tony Evers raised $109,445 over the four-week period. He also spent $258,392, ending with $158,165 in the bank, as well as $100,000 in outstanding loans.

The totals for the other Dem candidates are:

*Madison Mayor Paul Soglin $45,465 in expenditures, $3,262 spent and $100,002 in the bank.

*Milwaukee attorney Matt Flynn $33,848 raised, $280,453 spent and $156,858 cash on hand. He also listed $140,000 in outstanding loans.

*Activist Mike McCabe $27,301 in receipts, $33,113 in expenditures and $61,961 cash on hand, as well as $60,000 in outstanding loans.

*Attorney Josh Pade $16,418 raised, $10,864 spent and $9,055 in the bank. The figures were bolstered by a $2,250 personal loan from Pade’s wife, Jessica Randazza-Pade.

*State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout raised $2,135. The Alma Dem didn’t log any expenditures, and she finished the period with $26,063 in the bank, as well as $14,893 in outstanding loans.

The $670,061 Walker raised was just more than half of the $1.2 million he collected during the pre-primary period four years ago ahead of winning a second term. He reported $1.7 million spent in July and had nearly $4.9 million in the bank.

Four years ago, Walker spent $1.7 million in the pre-primary period and finished it with $7.1 million cash on hand.

See more from the guv candidates’ campaign finance reports in the Tuesday AM Update.

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