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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Walker's presidential campaign still $140k in debt at end of November

Scott Walker’s presidential campaign still owed $140,635 at the end of November, but sources close to the guv expressed confidence he will meet his goal of paying off the debt by year’s end.

Walker had fundraisers in Philadelphia and New York in late November that were aimed at helping retire his presidential campaign debt. That includes one event at the Hunt & Fish Club in New York that Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended.

But the November report, filed yesterday afternoon, lists only three individual donations posted starting the day of the first event in Philadelphia. That suggests the bulk of the contributions from those fundraisers posted after the end of last month. 

Overall, Walker listed $18,782 in receipts for November, $149,491 in disbursements and $20,616 cash on hand. 

Walker listed more than $1 million in outstanding obligations after he dropped his presidential bid in 2015. He has been chipping away at the remaining debt since then, largely through income from renting his donor lists, while also starting to ramp up fundraising for his state account ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2018.

The latest federal filing shows $17,520 in individual donations and $1,262 from Granite Lists, the New Hampshire firm that’s been renting Walker’s donor lists.

The bulk of his debt was $100,000 he owes FLS Connect, a direct mail firm out of St. Paul, Minn. 

-- By JR Ross


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