Evers reports raising $5 million over first 6 months of 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers’ reelection campaign reports that the Democratic incumbent raised $5 million through the first six months of the year.

He has more than $7 million cash on hand ahead of his bid for a second term.

Evers officially announced his reelection plans a month ago, but he’s been raising money for months ahead of the 2022 campaign.

His campaign announced the numbers today ahead of a filing deadline all candidates face on Thursday.

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and lobbyist Bill McCoshen, are among the Republicans expected to announce soon their plans to run against him.