UPDATE: Walker plans to pay off debt by end of year

Courtesy: Scott Wakler / MGN Online

UPDATED Wednesday, February 3, 2016---4:14 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year.

Federal reports show Walker's campaign owed $1.2 million at the end of 2015. The governor told reporters following a speech to the Wisconsin Counties Association at a Madison hotel on Wednesday that he believes his campaign has paid down a third of its total debt so far and he hopes to pay off the rest by the end of 2016.

Walker entered the presidential race in mid-July, although he had spent months visiting early primary states before officially getting in. He dropped out in September after his campaign grew to about 90 staffers spread around the country and fundraising couldn't keep up with expenses.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press

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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 --- 3:31 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign finished last year with a little more than a million dollars in debt.

Finance reports Walker filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission covering the fourth quarter of 2015 show his campaign owned $1.2 million as of Dec. 31.

He raised just under $600,000 over October, November and December and had about $153,460 at year's end. He raised $7.9 million for the year and spent $7.3 million.

Walker entered the presidential race in mid-July but dropped out in September after fundraising couldn't keep up with expenses of a campaign operation that grew to about 90 staffers nationwide.

Copyright: Associated Press 2016