Gov. Scott Walker raised more than six times what Democratic frontrunner Tony Evers pulled in ahead of an August 14 primary election, but the two-term incumbent Republican's July total is about half of what he raised during the same period four years ago.
Evers, the state schools superintendent who has a commanding lead in recent polling over seven other Democrats seeking to challenge Walker, raised $109,445 in July and has about $158,000 in cash, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.
Walker raised more than $670,000 in July, according to the report he filed Monday. That brings to more than $6.1 million the amount he has raised so far this year.
But in 2014, Walker raised $1.2 million in the July leading up to an August primary election.
Walker spent $1.7 million in July and had $4.9 million in the bank as of July 30. Evers, who has released two television ads since late July, spent $258,391 in the same period. Walker has released more than a dozen ads since announcing his re-election.
The candidates' fundraising reports are due a week before the primary in which the Democrats seeking to challenge Walker will be winnowed from a field of eight to one.
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