Outside groups spend $8.2m on Wisconsin legislative races

Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 17:51:34-05

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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