Walker says He's Thrifty, Needs Help Paying Campaign Debt
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's "thrifty" and is offering T-shirts for craft projects while asking donors to help pay off the $1.2 million debt from his short-lived presidential campaign.
The Republican sent an email to donors Sunday saying, "if there is one thing the American people learned about me during our presidential campaign, it is that I am thrifty." He cites his use of coupons and shopping at sales racks.
The email doesn't mention more than $90,000 a day was spent on his 70-day presidential run.
Walker's email says anyone who donates $45 will receive a campaign T-shirt, but size and color requests won't be honored because of a lack of resources.
Walker says the shirts can be framed or used for "crafty things" like a pillow or bag.