Burke Campaign Releases their First Fundraising Totals

Burke Campaign Releases their First Fundraising Totals

By Kyle Maichle, Editor of Wisconsin Election Watch,

MADISON – On Thursday morning, the Burke Campaign released their fundraising totals to the media.  An official statement from the Burke Campaign said that they raised $1.79 million since launching the campaign in October of 2013.  They reported having a cash on hand of $1.3 million for all activity ending on December 31, 2013.

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The Burke Campaign said that they had received 6,500 contributions from 5,600 individual contributors, with 88 percent of the contributions being less than $100.  82 percent of the contributions according to the Burke Campaign came from Wisconsin residents.

Maggie Brickerman, Campaign Manager for Mary Burke, said: “Wisconsin is ready for new leadership and voters across the state are responding enthusiastically to Mary’s common sense approach that puts problem solving ahead of politics.  We couldn’t be happier with the level of support Mary has received out of the gate and are confident that we will have the resources necessary to clearly lay out for the people of Wisconsin the choice, and the stakes, in this election.”

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According to records from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, Scott Walker’s campaign ended the previous fundraising period ending on June 30, 2013, with $2.226 million on hand.  Jonathan Wetzel, a Spokesman for the Walker Campaign, said: “Today’s report clearly shows that Mary Burke is willing to reach into her own pockets to spend whatever it takes to take Wisconsin backwards to the failed policies of the past. Governor Walker is proud to have a campaign fueled by our grassroots donors, which will continue to be demonstrated in our report that will be released at the end of the month.”

The full campaign finance report will not be made available until the end of January.  All campaigns must submit their year-end reports to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by January 31st.

Editor's Note: Our article can be found at: http://wisconsinelectionwatch.com/12865/burke-campaign-releases-first-fundraising-totals/

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Bob McBride January 11, 2014 at 08:34 AM
Oh good. We can look forward to a 3-peat on the strategy that kept Barrett in the Mayor's office, twice. That'll save everyone a lot of trouble.
Jay Sykes January 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Time to re-fuel the 'Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor', so we can power-up the 'Flux Capacitor';it's 'Back To The Future' time folks ::: FYI: The fuel for the 'Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor' was, um, actually, well... Garbage :::
Cody Walker January 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Liberals are so scared of Koch Industries. It's comical


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