Walker Presidential Campaign Ended 2015 Over $1.2M In Debt

State Campaign Recently Reported Having Only $20K In Bank

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Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign ended last year more than $1.2 million in debt.

The extent of Walker’s campaign debt was made known Friday in the governor’s latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. Some of the bills still due include more than $300,000 for a St. Paul telemarketing company, nearly $70,000 for a New Hampshire-based direct mail company and roughly $80,000 for “legal consulting.”

Despite dropping out of the race in September, Walker’s presidential campaign was able to raise more than $500,000 from October through December last year, offsetting what would have been an even larger debt.

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The trick for Walker now will be to continue to pay off these federal campaign bills while at the same time rebuilding his state campaign account. It reported just $20,000 in the bank at the end of last year.

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