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Wis. governor raises record $12.1 million to fight recalls, much from out of state
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ' Wisconsin's polarizing governor has raised a record sum to fight a recall and much of the money is coming from big donors from out of state.
An Associated Press analysis of campaign finance reports Gov. Scott Walker submitted Monday shows more than 60 percent of his money raised over the past five weeks came from out of state.
The analysis covers donations since Dec. 11 and includes $1 million Walker collected earlier this month from three Missouri donors and conservative Texas financier Bob Perry.
The government watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says roughly half of the $4.5 million Walker raised over the past five weeks came from 33 individuals.
Walker has raised $12.1 million since last year, the most ever by a Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate.