Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson Spends 1 Million On Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson spent about one million dollars on his campaign for president.

A Federal Election Commission report says Thompson contributed $167,500 to the effort.

The FEC reports shows Thompson's overall debts and obligations total about $221,000.

Thompson accepted nearly $944,000 in contributions from individuals, about $10,000 from political committees and $38,000 from himself in the form of contributions for airfare, hotels and food.

Originally Thompson had hoped to raise $2.5 million for his campaign. Thompson abandoned his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in August.

He quit the race after finishing sixth in the Iowa Republican straw poll.


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