What They’re Saying: Governor Walker and Republicans Announce Record-Breaking Support for Bold Conservative Reform
July 11, 2017

Walker cash on hand from first half of 2017 surpasses 2014 re-election levels, Republican Governors Association reaches new heights nationally

[Madison, Wis.] – Governor Scott Walker and Republicans announced record fundraising today, showing support is stronger than ever for bold, conservative reform in Wisconsin and across the country.

The governor and Wisconsin Republicans have more than $5 million cash on hand from the first half of 2017, with the governor’s total surpassing what he had at the same point in his 2014 re-election. The Republican Governors Association, which is chaired by the governor, announced a record-high fundraising amount of $36 million from the first six months of the year.

You can read more about the fundraising results here, and check out what they’re saying below:

From Fox6 NOW: “Walker’s cash on hand exceeds what he had at this point in 2013. Walker’s memo says Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has $1.2 million cash on hand and the state Republican Party has $1.7 million.”

From WisPolitics: “Walker’s fundraising total matches what the guv pulled in during the first six months of 2013 ahead of his 2014 campaign. His warchest, meanwhile, surpasses the nearly $2.1 million he had at the end of June that year. The memo, written by campaign manager Joe Fadness, also noted Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch had more than $1.2 million cash on hand, which he wrote was a record for a lt. guv. The state GOP also finished June with more than $1.7 million in its state account.”

From Washington Examiner: “The Republican Governors Association announced Tuesday it hauled in a record-high $36 million in the first six months of the year. … ‘The RGA’s record fundraising is the direct result of the hard work and meaningful reform accomplished by every Republican governor,’ RGA Chairman Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said in a statement.”

From The Cap Times: “Walker has not officially announced his plans to seek a third term, but his campaign announced on Tuesday that it has $2.4 million in the bank, which is more than he had on hand at this point in the year before his 2014 re-election campaign. In addition, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s campaign has $1.2 million on hand, which can be pooled with Walker’s resources.”