Mid-year campaign finance reports released Monday show the Democratic gubernatorial field splitting into two tiers — those amassing possibly enough cash to advertise in the final weeks of the campaign and those with far less. > Wisconsin State Journal
With less than a month until voters head to the polls for the Aug. 14 primary election, Wisconsin’s gubernatorial candidates filed reports Monday detailing their fundraising efforts for the first half of 2018. The Cap Times lays out where each candidates stands in the final weeks of the primary campaign.
Gov. Scott Walker is in the middle of a $1.5 million ad campaign that began in May and has featured seven television spots, and Friday saw the start of a similarly large campaign bankrolled by the Koch brothers. In contrast, none of the eight Dem candidates has yet gone on the air. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman leads all members of Wisconsin’s House congressional delegation on mail-related expenses, which he says is a sign he’s staying in touch with constituents. But his Democratic opponent, Dan Kohl, suggests that Grothman’s spending on mail is a way to supplement his campaign fund, which trails Kohl’s. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
How predictive is fundraising status in House races? Vice takes a close look at five races where a Democratic challenger has substantially more cash than the Republican incumbent, and U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s race is one of them.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin raised $3.7 million over the first three months of the year for her re-election bid. Her campaign said it was the best ever fundraising haul in the first-quarter of an election year for a federal candidate from Wisconsin. > WisPolitics.com
In six weeks since launching his campaign, Democratic candidate Kyle Frenette received more than 700 individual contributions totaling over $250k. Frenette’s fundraising success, coupled with a recent victory of Judge Rebecca Dallet to the State Supreme Court, reportedly prompted Rep. Sean Duffy to schedule a series of town halls in his district last week. > Artvoice