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Report: 20% of donations to Gov. Walker's recall campaign were from Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses a crowd at Monterey Mills in Janesville, Wisconsin, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses a crowd at Monterey Mills in Janesville, Wisconsin, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Only one of every five people who donated to Governor Scott Walker’s campaign after his recall election lives in Wisconsin.

That’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found out, when it broke down the governor’s latest campaign finance report.

Walker’s campaign cash flowed in from all 50 states – and more people from California and Texas donated to his campaign than did Wisconsinites.

The Republican Walker is being mentioned in some circles as a candidate for either president or vice president in 2016 – although he insists he has no plans to run outside of Wisconsin.

Much of Walker’s out of state travel last fall was in support of other GOP hopefuls in the November elections.

The Journal Sentinel said most of the governor’s campaign donations were small, regardless of where they came from. Three of every four donations were for $50 or less.

There were 4,500 total donors, and only 3 percent gave $500 or more. Thomas and Deanne Prochnow of Bloomington Illinois gave the most, at $1 below the $10,000 limit.

Walker raised just over $375,000 in the last six months of 2012. He expects to run for re-election as governor next year. 

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