La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- The signatures are still being verified, but it looks like Governor Scott Walker will face a recall election.
Two Democrats, Kathleen Falk and Senator Kathleen Vinehout, have already announced their candidacy. But the challengers may face an uphill battle when it comes to fundraising.
Between December 11 and January 17 Governor Scott Walker raised $4.6 million dollars, and he's on a pace that, Democrats say, will be tough to match.
"I believe any of the candidates will be able to compete financially but we're not going to be able to keep up with him," said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. "We aren't going to have the $70 at our disposal that we believe he'll have."
Democratic candidate Kathleen Falk acknowledged Walker's financial advantage.
"I don't have wealth," Falk said. "But what I have is I'm fighting for, not only the million people who took this historic action of recalling their sitting governor, but the rest of the 5.5 million of us in Wisconsin who just want their state back."
Still some Republicans say it won't be candidates but outside groups that bring in the most money and that will happen on both sides.
"There's going to be a ton of money going to the outside groups so I think it's going to be an even field," said Julian Bradley, Vice-Chair of the La Crosse County Republicans. "We Are Wisconsin brought in almost $10 million to focus on the recall races and it would be in the governor's best interest to seek money where he can."
And while democrats criticize Walker for raising money outside the state, it's not something they rule out doing themselves.
"I think our candidates will raise the majority of their money inside Wisconsin but I'm not going to say they should raise money from their aunt in Illinois or someone who watches the news and really cares what's going on here," Tate said.
According to Wisconsin law, any politician facing a recall election can accept donations greater than the normal $10,000 limit. That holds true until an election date is set.
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