Groups ramping up spending in tight legislative races

Published: Oct. 31, 2018 at 12:53 PM CDT
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A government watchdog group says outside groups are pumping money into a half-dozen key legislative races.

According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, groups have spent $990,000 on the 1st Senate District race between Democrat Caleb Frostman and Republican Andre Jacque.

Groups have spent $928,888 in the 17th Senate District race between Republican incumbent Howard Marklein and Democrat Kriss Marion. They've spent $532,563 in the race between Republican incumbent Roger Roth and Democrat Lee Snodgrass in the 19th Senate District.

On the Assembly side, groups have spent $170,350 in the race for an open seat in the 14th District; $132,244 in the 51st; $129,492 in the 23rd; and $111,894 in in the 92nd.

The groups include the League of Conservation Voters, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and Americans For Prosperity.