Walker raises $5.8 million since April 24
Walker raises more than $30 million since he took office
Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than $30 million since he took office, including at least $5.8 million in the last five weeks.
Walker reported his latest fundraising totals on Tuesday, a week before he faces Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in the recall election.
Walker reported raising $5 million between April 24 and May 21. Additional reports show he has brought in another $800,000 since then.
Barrett reported raising about $3.4 million over the same five-week period and about $4.2 million since getting into the race.
Walker reported several large donations, including $100,000 from Richard Pieper of Pieper Electric in Milwaukee. Walker also got $50,000 from Richard Roberts, president of URL Pharma in Philadelphia and $25,000 from Max Carney, chief executive officer of Midwest Insurance Co. in Springfield, Ill.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has raised nearly $208,000 in recent weeks to defend her seat in next week's recall election.
Her campaign released fundraising numbers Tuesday covering the reporting period from April 24 to May 21. Kleefisch has raised a total of about $782,000 in 2012 and has nearly $32,000 cash on hand.
The Republican Kleefisch is being challenged by Democrat Mahlon Mitchell, a Fitchburg firefighter. He was expected to submit his own fundraising numbers by Tuesday's midnight deadline.
Wisconsin generally elects its governor and lieutenant governor as a pair, but due to recall laws the two offices will be filled with separate votes.
Kleefisch is the first lieutenant governor in the nation to ever face a recall.
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