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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 9:13 am

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than $5.1 million in the last half of 2013, nearly triple what his Democratic challenger for governor brought in.

Walker reported the fundraising totals on Friday. His Democratic challenger Mary Burke has said she will report bringing in nearly $1.8 million, which includes $400,000 of her own money. Burke is a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and state Commerce Department secretary.

Burke officially got into the race on Oct. 7 after months of contemplation.

A spokesman for Burke did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Walker reports having $4.6 million cash on hand heading into this election year.

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