1. Mr. Moneybags

    Scott Walker Raises $5 Million

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes remarks to the news media after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama at the White House February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan association is finishing its three-day meeting today. Walker, a Republican, will probably face a recall election this year, an effort spearheaded in part by Democrats and pro-union supporters in his state.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Scott Walker, the embattled Wisconsin governor who faces a recall election next week, raised $5 million in April, according to campaign records released Tuesday. That brings the governor’s total to $20 million raised since the beginning of 2012. His supporters have ramped up the donations since the beginning of the year as the election has loomed large over him. He is just the third governor in Wisconsin’s history to face a recall. A large chunk of the donations, the report showed, have come from out of state. Despite the large sums raised, Walker’s campaign has only about $1.6 million left in the bank. Tom Barrett, Walker’s Democratic foe, has raised far less in total compared with the governor, though Barrett’s campaign reports $1.5 million on hand, just short of Walker’s final-week war chest.

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