Finance reports show Democratic gubernatorial field splitting into 2 tiers


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

How much each governor candidate has raised this year

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.

Walker spends heavily on TV as Democrats scramble to raise cash


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

Grothman spending 3 times as much on mailings as fellow House members


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

Will Grothman’s lagging fundraising be predictive in his race?

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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.

Baldwin raises $3.7 million in Q1, says it’s record haul


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. >

Duffy challenger Frenette raises $250k in first weeks of campaigning


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