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Tim Cullen

Campaign: Gov. Walker pays off debt from presidential bid

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign announced Friday that he has fully paid off the debt he accrued during his short-lived presidential run, thanks largely to revenue generated by renting out his donor list in the closing weeks of the year.

Walker owed $1.2 million when he dropped out of the race in 2015 after 71 days. He promised to retire the debt by the end of 2016. By the end of November he had paid all but $140,000, according to federal campaign finance records.

Walker campaign adviser Joe Fadness forwarded reporters a copy of a memo he sent to Walker on Friday saying that the debt has been erased thanks to robust fundraising in December.

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