Wisconsin Governor Raises $13 Million in Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses a joint session of the Legislature at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Political foes hoping to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker over his moves to significantly curb union rights in Wisconsin planned a rally for late Tuesday night, Nov. 14, 2011 and early morning pajama parties to officially kick off the effort. As opponents of Walker begin the massive effort this week of collecting more than half a million signatures to force a recall election, Democrats are not close to having a candidate to oppose him. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign says he raised more than $13 million from mid-January through last week as he fights a recall effort.
The governor's campaign says the money came from nearly 126,000 donors.
Walker raised $13.1 million between Jan. 1 and April 23, eclipsing his own record of $12.1 million in fundraising for a state office he set in 2011.
Democrats are trying to oust Walker and five other Republicans from office as payback for passing a law last year that stripped most public workers of nearly all their union rights. A primary election is set for May 8, with a general recall election to follow on June 5.


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