TIED IN THE POLLS, TIED IN CASH-ON-HAND Tremendous Grassroots Support Fuels Momentum for Barrett 26,826 New Donors Contribute to Barrett’s Campaign
MILWAUKEE – Barrett for Wisconsin will report later today the campaign has raised more than $3.1 million this period, and has nearly $1.5 million cash-on-hand for the final week of the race for Wisconsin governor.
“Despite Scott Walker’s enormous fundraising advantages, Tom Barrett and Walker are tied in the polls, and tied in cash-on-hand going into the final week of the campaign for Wisconsin governor," said Barrett for Wisconsin Communications Director Phil Walzak. "It's clear Tom's support comes from tremendous energy from the grassroots, while Walker continues to raise unlimited money. And no Democratic candidate for governor in the history of this state has received this level of support.”
Key highlights from Barrett's finance report include:
- Tom has gained unprecedented support from 26,826 new donors over the last two months, for a total of 38,090 donors. 93% are new supporters since April 24th, 2012.
- Unlike Walker, each of Barrett’s contributions fall under Wisconsin’s contributions limits. Walker continues to exploit a quirk in Wisconsin finance law to raised unlimited money.
- Also unlike Walker, the vast majority of Barrett’s support – 71% -- comes from donors from right here in Wisconsin. Previous reports have shown Walker raising 75% of his money from out-of-state.
Two polls released late last week show the race is tightening, including an internal Barrett for Wisconsin survey that shows the race is tied. The full finance report will be submitted online to the Government Accountability Board later Tuesday evening.