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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ted Cruz asks his donors to help pay debts incurred by Gov. Scott Walker in his failed presidential campaign-Dec. 2015, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dec. 2015 article

"They were rivals on the campaign trail, but now Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to help Gov. Scott Walker pay off the debt he accumulated during his failed presidential bid.

The Texas senator took to Twitter on Sunday to urge his followers to donate money to help retire Walker's lingering 2016 campaign debts.

"I stand with my friend @Scott Walker and hope you will too!" Cruz tweeted to his "#CruzCrew."

Cruz then linked to a donation page for Walker's campaign.

"Your contribution of $10, $35, $50, $100, $250, or more right now will help us pay down this campaign debt and officially close the books on our 2016 campaign," the website reads. "And if you contribute $30 or more in the next three days, we will send you a limited edition lapel pin."

The pin features the logo for Walker's presidential campaign, which he ended on Sept. 21 in the face of dwindling funds and dropping poll numbers.

After dropping out of the race, the Wisconsin governor has been soliciting contributions to pay off an estimated $1 million in debt. Campaign finance reports released in October showed his short-lived campaign raised $7.4 million but spent money as quickly as it came. Those reports showed the campaign burned through about $90,000 a day, in part due to salaries paid to a large staff.

The governor's campaign manager made more than $50,000 for 71 days of work, while Walker's sons, Matt and Alex, drew nearly $10,000 in salary between them over those 10 weeks.

Contributions to Walker's campaign peaked in July with $2.4 million but dropped by 50% in August, the month when he was deemed to have given a tepid performance in the first GOP debate.
Walker has not yet made an endorsement in the 2016 Republican presidential race."


Added: Scott Walker endorses Cruz:

3/29/16, "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Ted Cruz for president," Washington Post, Sean Sullivan and David Weigel


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