Walker claims to be thrifty in donation email

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 17:25:24-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is claiming to be thrifty in an email asking supporters to help him pay off more than $1 million in presidential campaign debt.

Walker spent more than $90,000 a day on his 70-day run for president.

Walker says in the fundraising plea sent Sunday that "If there is one thing the American people learned about me during our presidential campaign, it is that I am thrifty."

He cites his use of coupons and shopping at sales racks.

The email says anyone who donates $45 will receive a Walker presidential campaign T-shirt. But due to a lack of resources, size and color requests won't be honored.

Walker says the shirts can be framed or used for "crafty things" like being turned into a pillow or bag.