Who knows what billionaire is in that mascot outfit?
* 63 percent of the money raised by Wisconsin's governor in the last quarter came from other states. Of the $13 million reported, at least $8,376,195 came from out of state. Another $418,746, delivered in the form of unaccounted or unidentified transfers of money is likely to have come from out of state.
* 74 percent of all the donations Wisconsin's governor received came from residents of other states, with Floridians providing more than $1 million and Texans, Californians and New Yorkers providing roughly similar amounts.
But these numbers only tell a part of the story.
Walker, who frequently complains about supposed spending by "big labor" to defeat him (even though unions have yet to launch a major television advertising campaign that is critical of the governor), is also the beneficiary of announced "independent" campaigning by the Republican Governor's Association (which just accepted a $1 million check from billionaire David Koch and plans to spent $3 million to buy pro-Walker advertising before the recall), Americans for Prosperity (a Koch Brothers–funded group that has already spent $1.5 million to assist Walker) and the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce business lobby (which is in for $2 million).
Various "Club for Growth," "Right-to-Life" and corporate-front groups are spending more on Walker's behalf.
Walker needs the help.
His latest report reveals that, of the $25 million his campaign has taken in, as much as $21 million has been spent.
Yet, most polls show the governor struggling to get to 50 percent against his prospective Democratic challengers in the June 5 recall election. And, d espite Walker's complaints about "big labor," the truth is that his massive television advertising and direct mail campaign has not been challenged.
That will change after the May 8 Democratic primary nominates a candidate against Walker.
There is no question that the governor will enter the record books when it comes to campaign fundraising and spending in Wisconsin.
But that entry could well be as a footnote to the one headlined: "Only Governor of Wisconsin to be Recalled and Removed From Office."
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