Wanggaard Raises About $157K For Recall Defense

Posted Monday, April 30, 2012 --- 1:55 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State Sen. Van Wanggaard has raised about $157,000 since January in his campaign to survive a recall election in June.

The GOP lawmaker from Racine now has more than $191,000 in cash on hand. That's according to financial documents filed with the state elections board Monday.

Wanggaard is one of four state senators facing a recall for supporting a bill that restricted certain collective-bargaining rights.

Wanggaard is expected to face former state Rep. John Lehman of Racine in the recall election June 5. Lehman first has to defeat Tamra Varebrook, a fake Democrat from Union Grove who is only running to force a Democratic primary.

The candidates' current financial-disclosure reports are due by Monday at midnight. Lehman's report has not yet been filed.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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