MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 60 percent of the donations Gov. Scott Walker has received from individuals since Dec. 11 came from outside Wisconsin.

An analysis of Walker’s latest campaign finance reports submitted Monday done by the government watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows that 61 percent of his money came from out of state.

That includes $1 million he got from three Missouri donors and one from Texas over a single week earlier in January.

The Democracy Campaign says roughly half of the $4.5 million Walker raised over the past five weeks came from 33 individual donors.

Walker has raised $12.1 million since last year, the most-ever by a candidate for governor in Wisconsin beating his previous $10 million record set in 2010.

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Comments (15)
  1. Give me liberty says:

    What percent of money came from outside Wisconsin to finance the signature petition to recall Walker?

    1. Individual Liberty says:

      Very good question.

    2. tom says:

      Very nice. Funny how they don’t mention that stat.

  2. Carl says:

    What would you expect? The Walker Recall people made this a National event and yes, you should expect donors from out of state. Is there anything illegal about this?
    A couple questions would really round off this story. What percent came from out of state for his initial run for office? What percentage comes from out of state for his to be named opposition?

  3. Balanced Beam says:

    What percentage of money raised by Senator Franken’s campaign came from outside the state? How many of the “thousands” who protested the change in public employee bargaining rights were people from outside the state. A large number of Minnesota labor supporters spent weeks down there. Imagine the Illinois, Iowa, and supporters from other states. Responsible reporting suggests a fair inquiry would be to compare those things. Where is Pat Kessler when you need him?

  4. Murph says:

    A better question is……what has Walker offered in return? Who do YOU think will end up paying for all those favors he now owes?

    1. cindy says:

      I think that is a dumber question….not better….

      1. Murph says:

        cindy, never trust a politician who has clumps of poop on his tie! No doubt he’s been kissing up to people that have problems they want the public to pay for.Besides Walker is probably on a career FBI watch list along with donors new and old.They’l get him!

  5. G Dog says:


    How can any of you defend him? He’s the perfect example of a bought and paid for politician doing the bidding of non-Wisconsinites.

    Wisconsin has a long, proud history of government for the people going back to Fighting Bob LaFollette. Not for freaking Texas and Missouri!

    Really cheeseheads – do you want to be Texas?

  6. Murph says:

    EXACTLY, as in how does getting 61% of your campaign cash from out of state rich business people equate to “showing that his message resonates with voters? ” .That is a quote on this same story from another source.Perhaps these donors are too dumb to know better than to give to someone who has the FBI sniffing around him.When it comes time for Walker to repay his gratitude to these people whaaaam! More crimes and trials fodder for the press! Walker really should just quit.He is just getting deeper,and deeper into a cavern that leads to prison! Once on the Feds list,always on their list!

  7. MB says:

    The elephant in the room is the fact that over $2 million of the money he’s raised the past few weeks has come from 33 individuals. This is not a democratic system.

    1. A Fool and His Money....... says:

      Coming from the 1% that think they can buy anything, everything and anybody. Big surprises coming for these folks when the good people that refuse to be bought start to boycott their businesses and pay them back with the ultimate in Democracy – our votes.

  8. G Dog says:

    And 67% of the money coming in to recall the slimebag is coming from Wisconsin.

    ‘Nuff said.

  9. Murph says:

    Another one of his former underlings was charged with 4 felonies today! I wonder how many she shared blame with Walker for to get a smaller sentence.Most felonies in Wisconsin are for a minimum of a year in jail.The big cheese won’t get his until everyone beneath him are indicted.So it may be a while yet.So be patient and hope it comes before the recall with a nine million dollar price tag.He is a disaster that already happened!

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