July 22, 2013

Gov. Walker’s Campaign Finance Report: More to the Story

We've crunched the numbers, and here's what's really going on

MADISON, Wis. — In a statement on Gov. Walker’s recent campaign finance filing, his campaign manager touted his “grassroots” support. Would you be surprised if there’s more to the story?

Once again, most of Gov. Walker’s campaign cash comes from out of state, and, once again, the vast majority comes from high dollar donors.

We’ve crunched the numbers, and here’s what’s really going on:

  • Nearly 60% (58.53%) of Gov. Walker’s individual donors are from out-of state;
  • Almost 77% ($2,657,930.50) of Gov. Walker’s money from individuals over the last 6 months was raised from contributions of over $100;
  • And over 50% of his fundraising haul ($1,736,500.00) from individuals came from $1,000 plus contributions.

Gov. Walker and his flacks can say it’s the grassroots fueling his campaign until they’re blue in the face. But the numbers don’t lie, and they definitively show that it’s the 1% that’s picking up the tab for Gov. Walker’s quest for political power.

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