Johnson outraised by Feingold in Senate race

Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 20:03:00-04
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's re-election campaign feels emboldened by the outcome of last week's election in Wisconsin, even as the incumbent struggles to raise as much money as Democratic challenger Russ Feingold.
Johnson raised about 60 percent less than Feingold in the first three months of the year. Feingold brought in nearly $3.4 million compared with $2.1 million for Johnson.
But Johnson's campaign manager Betsy Ankney says in a strategy memo obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday that "we are confident we will have the resources we need to win."
Ankney says the political climate in Wisconsin remains favorable for Johnson. She points to high Republican voter turnout in Wisconsin's presidential primary and the victory of a conservative state Supreme Court justice.