Walker says money totals validate his campaign

July 20, 2009 (MADISON, Wis.) Reports filed Monday show Walker out-raised incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle by $200,000.

Walker says his strong fundraising should remove any doubts from those who wondered whether he could raise the money needed to mount a successful campaign. Concerns over his fundraising ability led to his dropping out of the governor's race in 2006.

Doyle campaign spokesman Mike Edmondson says he believes the governor is in a "very competitive" position. But he says Doyle has been focused on his job as governor, not raising campaign money.

Doyle has $2 million cash on hand and Walker has $1.1 million.

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