Walker, fearing recall, quickly rakes in millions

Walker raises $2.5 million in first half of 2011
By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel
Updated: July 20, 2011 6:42 p.m.

Madison – Gov. Scott Walker raised funds at a furious pace in the first half of 2011, bringing in $2.5 million.

That total reported in a state campaign finance filing was nearly five times as much as then Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, raised in the first half of 2007 after his re-election.

The aggressive fundraising shows Walker is readying himself for a possible recall attempt by union supporters and Democrats when he becomes eligible for recall next year.

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