Yesterday I wrote about reports Scott Walker’s sons were pad nearly $10,000 by Walker’s presidential campaign despite the fact that Walker’s campaign ended with an outstanding debt of over $161,000.
However, it appears my initial entry was inaccurate, as a new report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has indicated Walker’s campaign ended with a debt of at least $1 million once all the bills are done being tallied.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised $7.4 million for his short-lived presidential bid but spent his cash as quickly as it came in, leaving the campaign with a debt of at least $1 million once all the bills roll in, according to sources and a report filed with federal elections officials Thursday.
As of the end of last month, the campaign had spent $6.4 million, with more unpaid bills still showing up. The campaign burned through about $90,000 a day without even running major broadcast ads, doing so months before the first votes are cast.
The full extent of the deficit may not be revealed until the campaign files its next report with the Federal Election Commission in January. Sources familiar with the campaign’s situation said it will take many months to pay off the more than $1 million debt and described it as a “campaign nightmare.”
This newest report shows just how fiscally irresponsible Scott Walker truly is, despite his best attempts to portray himself as some sort of fiscally responsible conservative.