A super political action committee supporting Scott Walker's presidential campaign announced it raised more than $20 million during its first quarter from nearly 300 donors. The large haul was raised by the Unintimidated PAC before the governor launched his presidential campaign.
"Governor Walker's record of fighting for and winning conservative reforms is translating into tremendous grassroots and financial support from across the country," said Keith Gilkes, Director of Unintimidated PAC, in a statement. "Even before Governor Walker officially became a candidate, enthusiasm for his bold record and for winning big fights was palpable and empowered us to raise a significant sum that is securely within the top-tier of independent organizations this election cycle. We are well positioned to tell Governor Walker's story of being unintimidated by special interests and Washington's government-knows-best mentality — proving that big, bold ideas can win."
After his first week as a presidential candidate, Walker moved into first place in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll, and second place nationwide behind Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll. Walker will look to maintain his momentum as he travels to Tennessee, California, North Carolina, and New Hampshire this week.