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State Rep. Wachs raises more than $500,000 for governor run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs says he has raised more than half a million dollars for his campaign for governor.

The Eau Claire attorney says he raised $514,454 between Aug. 7 and Dec. 31, and has $163,205 in cash on hand. He says 931 people donated to his campaign, the majority of them giving $100 or less.

The other highest profile Democratic candidates for governor are: state Superintendent Tony Evers; Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma; former state Rep. Kelda Roys, of Madison; statewide firefighter union leader Mahlon Mitchell; former state party chairman Matt Flynn; Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik; and political activist Mike McCabe.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a third term.

The deadline for fundraising reports is Tuesday.

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