Walker sends out fundraising plea in face of estimated $1 million debt from presidential race

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MADISON, Wisconsin — Gov. Scott Walker has sent out a fundraising plea to backers asking for their help as he faces an estimated $1 million debt from his failed presidential campaign.

Walker says in the email he "incurred a campaign debt" before seeking donations as low as $10 to "end this campaign in the black."

Walker says in the email he is disappointed the presidential campaign "didn't turn out the way we wanted," but says "there are always new ways to serve others and plenty of conservative reforms to enact in Wisconsin."

Liberal group One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross said Friday that instead of "shaking down donors" to pay off campaign debt, Walker should be focusing on Wisconsin's economic problems.

Walker quit the presidential race on Sept. 21.

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