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. (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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