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Governor raises another $1.5 million for campaign

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Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign raised another $1.5 million last year.

His latest finance report was filed Monday. It said he raised $622,000 in the last six months of 2008. That's about one-third less than what he raised in the six months before that.

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But Doyle was busy campaigning for other Democrats in the latter half of 2008, especially President Obama.

Doyle keeps saying he's not sure if he'll run for a third term in 2010, but he wants to have enough money if he does go for it.

The governor's campaign has raised $2.5 million since the start of 2007, and he now has $1.4 million on hand.

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who's expected to run for governor as a Republican, had $361,000 in his campaign war chest at the end of last year. He raised $413,000 in the last half of 2008.

Walker started a campaign in 2006, but he pulled out during the year.

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