MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Candidates for the Wisconsin Legislature and the parties' campaign committees have raised record amounts of money for a normal election year.
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign said Thursday that almost $4 million were raised during the first half of the year by Assembly and Senate candidates and the legislative party committees.
Incumbents have brought in $8 to every $1 raised by challengers. Republican hopefuls have brought in about a-third more than Democrats.
The watchdog Democracy Campaign said the total revenues were the most for January through June of an election year -- but they fell short of the $6.8 million raised for 9 Senate recall elections in 2011 and '12.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)