Walker, supporters spent $4 million at end of race
Monetary figures released Friday
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and his allies spent more than $4 million in television ads in the final week of the race where he defeated Democrat Mary Burke by nearly 6 points.
The figures are included in a report released Friday by the Center for Public Integrity. It estimated spending on television campaign ads throughout the election season.
Its final tally showed Walker and his backers spent about $12.3 million on ads through Election Day on Nov. 4. Burke and her supporters were just above that at $12.4 million.
Walker closed the gap on ad spending in the campaign’s last week. Eight days before the election, CPI estimated that Burke and her side had spent about $1.7 million more than Walker at that point.