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.