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Walker's effort to wipe out presidential campaign debt slowed last month

Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to chip away at his presidential campaign's debt slowed in April as his receipts dropped off more than 40 percent from the month before, according to a check of his latest campaign finance filing.

The report showed Walker still owed $898,676 at the end of April after collecting $70,930 in receipts. 

Since Oct. 1, a little less than two weeks after Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the guv has collected just more than $1 million. 

But his April haul was down from $127,650 in March and $128,678 in April. 

Once again, the bulk of Walker's income last month came from a firm that rents out mailing lists. Walker collected $49,584 from Granite Lists in New Hampshire. 

He also spent $79,656 during the month with $53,641 going to pay off old debts. And he finished the month with $16,789 in the bank. 

His debt payments included another $20,000 to FLS Connect Inc. for the telemarketing and data work it did for the campaign. Walker still owes the firm $260,000. 

Walker's biggest individual donations last month included $2,700 each from: Steven Cotten, CEO of Point 72 Asset Management in Connecticut; Michael Sullivan, the managing director of Point 72; Foster Friess, of Friess Associates in Wyoming; and Paul Singer of Elliot Management in New York City. 

Friess and Singer have donated to Walker's state campaigns. 

-- By JR Ross


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