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Walker has fundraising edge

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Governor Scott Walker has more than four times as much money campaign money as his Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

New campaign finance reports show that the Republican Walker had over $7-million in the bank at the end of July, while Burke had $1.7-million on hand.

Burke continues to raise more than previous gubernatorial challengers, but she's still nowhere near Walker in the money race. The governor raised over $1.2-million dollars in July, while Burke took in around $500,000.

Figures for the other Democrat in next week's primary, Brett Hulsey, were not immediately available. He had less than $1,000 in the bank at the end of June, and Burke's camp says it's focusing totally on defeating Walker in November.

Meanwhile, Burke is expected to benefit from a large contribution by the state's largest teachers' union. W-E-A-C filed a report showing that it gave $1.3-million to the liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee. No outside groups have run campaign ads in favor of Burke yet. Walker was helped earlier this year with ads from the national Republican Governors Association.

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