Schimel raises $484k in September, October

Oct. 31, 2018

MADISON New campaign finance reports show Democratic attorney general challenger Josh Kaul is winning the fundraising battle over Republican incumbent Brad Schimel as Election Day approaches.

Kaul raised $845,440 between Sept. 1 and Oct. 22 compared with Schimel's $484,260. Kaul got a number of sizeable donations from labor organizations, including $40,000 from the Wisconsin Carpenters PAC and $39,000 from the Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39.

Kaul has outpaced Schimel since the beginning of 2018, raising $1.8 million since Jan. 1 compared with Schimel's $1.4 million.

Kaul finished the period with $633,745 in the bank. Schimel finished with $106,484.

Schimel spent $1.5 million during the September-October period and $1.8 million since Jan. 1. Kaul spent $1.1 million during the reporting period and $1.4 million since the beginning of the year.


Associated Press