Gov. Scott Walker raised $6.7 million in the final days before and weeks immediately after the June 5 recall election, according to his campaign.
That brings Walker's total fundraising during the recall to $37 million and his total cash on hand, accumulated since he took office in January 2011, to $1.6 million.
Meanwhile, other candidates and independent groups raised $37.4 million during the recall, bringing total spending to more than $70 million. In May, .
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, , raised about $2.5 million during the recall's home stretch; $6.3 million from March 30 to June 30. He spent $6.6 million and had $250,000 left in his warchest, according to Wispolitics.com.
Walker also spent almost $6.9 million between May 22 and June 30, according to Government Accountability Board's campaign finance database site. That included $3.1 million on TV advertisements, $225,923 on robocalls, $185,113 on radio and $36,149 for online advertising, the political news website said.
Normally, political race contributions are limited to $10,000 per donor, but under the state’s recall law, those facing recall can receive unlimited amounts from donors, allowing Walker to raise unprecedented funds.
Spending for the recall shattered the record for a statewide race of $37.4 million set during the 2010 gubernatorial race — also between Walker and Barrett — according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group.