Wis. gov raises $13M more to fight recall

May 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

MADISON, Wis., May 1 (UPI) -- Republican Wisconsin Gov. Walker, facing a recall election, raised more than $13 million since the first of the year, his campaign said Monday.

The donations bring Walker's total amount raised so far to $25 million, WTAQ, Green Bay, reported. The money has come from nearly 126,000 people, the campaign said.

Walker became a recall target after pushing legislation that stripped state workers of many collective bargaining rights.

He will face protest candidate Arthur Kohl-Riggs in a GOP primary Tuesday. Kohl-Riggs, who has raised just $2,000, says he's running to discourage Republicans from crossing over and voting in the Democratic primary in an attempt to advance a weaker candidate for the June 5 general election, the radio station said.

There are four candidates in the Democratic primary.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Obama to expand overtime pay to millions of workers
More than 100 dead in C-130 military plane crash in Indonesia