Guv Candidates’ Fall Haul Tops $15M in Two Months

October 30, 2018

The two major party candidates for governor accepted a combined $15.5 million in September and most of October – an average of about $266,500 a day, according to their state campaign finance reports.

GOP Gov. Scott Walker, who is seeking a third four-year term, faces Democrat Tony Evers on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Reports filed by Walker’s campaign in recent days showed he raised just over $9 million from individuals, political action committees (PACs), and political parties from Sept. 1 through Oct. 28. The reports showed he spent about $10.2 million and had about $1.6 million in his account as of Oct. 22.

Reports filed by Evers’ campaign in recent days showed he raised more than $6.4 million from individuals, PACs, and political parties from Sept. 1 through Oct. 29. The reports showed he spent about $5.9 million and had more than $1.7 million in his account as of Oct. 22.

Walker’s reports showed his largest contributor over the past two months was the state Republican Party, which made more than $4.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions to his campaign between Sept. 1 and Oct. 28. For the year, the state GOP has contributed more than $5.8 million to Walker.

Likewise, Evers’ largest contributor over the past two months was the state Democratic Party, which made about $599,600 in cash and in-kind contributions to his campaign. For the year, the state Democratic Party has contributed about $657,500 to Evers.