Gov. Tony Evers’ campaign tells that he raised just over $1 million during the second half of 2019.

The haul from nearly 8,000 contributions helped Evers finish the year with nearly $1.3 million in the bank.

For his first full year in office, Evers raised nearly $1.7 million.

Fundraising comparisons for Evers’ are difficult.

Former GOP Gov. Scott Walker spent his first year in office drawing national attention for his fight against collective bargaining powers for public employees and the ensuing recall effort against him. That created a window in which Walked operated under no limits in terms of the size of donations he could accept.

Former Gov. Jim Doyle raised $962,965 in 2009 as he introduced his final budget. He announced plans that August to not seek reelection in 2010.

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