MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report finds that outside groups have spent more than $8.2 million to influence Wisconsin's legislative races.
Government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign released a report Monday that found spending by Democratic-leaning express advocacy groups totaled more than $5.3 million as of Monday morning.
Spending by Republican express advocacy groups totaled nearly $2.9 million. Express advocacy groups sponsor advertising that specifically call for people to vote for or against a candidate.
The 30th Senate District in Green Bay has seen the most spending. Ten groups backing Democrat Jonathon Hansen have spent $544,000 and four groups backing Republican candidate Eric Wimberger have spent $449,000.
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