Walker says he's thrifty, needs help paying campaign debt

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Posted: Apr 11, 2016 10:55 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's "thrifty" and is offering T-shirts for craft projects while asking donors to help pay off the $1.2 million debt from his short-lived presidential campaign.

The Republican sent an email to donors Sunday saying, "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 doesn't mention more than $90,000 a day was spent on his 70-day presidential run.

Walker's email says anyone who donates $45 will receive a campaign T-shirt, but size and color requests won't be honored because of a lack of resources.

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