Analysis: Third of Walker donations came from out-of-state

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker after finishing the State of the State Address Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol in Madison.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker after finishing the State of the State Address Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol in Madison. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

MADISON (AP) -- A little more than a third of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's individual campaign contributions came from people outside Wisconsin.

That's according to a new analysis from government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.


The analysis found Walker's campaign collected nearly $7.2 million in donations in 2017, with nearly $6.6 million coming from individual contributors. About $4.2 million, or 64 percent, came from Wisconsin donors. Nearly $2.4 million, or 36 percent, came from out-of-staters.

Walker raised more than $13.9 million since he began his second four-year term in January 2015 and the end of 2017. About $8.1 million, or 58 percent, came from out-of-state donors.

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