Gov. Scott Walker pulled in $3.7 million during the second half of 2017, outraising the collective Dem field over the six-month period and finishing the year with more cash on hand.
His numbers also trailed what he reported at the same point four years ago as he geared up for re-election.
A cover sheet from Walker’s campaign showed he finished 2017 with $4.2 million in the bank after raising nearly $7.2 million for the full year.
The top tier of Dem candidates pulled in $2.3 million when their personal contributions were included. They also finished the year with $1.1 million in the bank, though Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s report had not yet been released by mid-afternoon. Also, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin got into the race after the reporting period closed.
Four years ago, Walker reported raising $5.1 million in the second half of 2013 $8.6 million for the full year. He had $4.6 million in the bank to start 2014, when he beat Dem Mary Burke for a second term.