State Sen. Joe Leibham has raised $300,000 for his run for the
Wisconsin congressional seat now held by retiring Republican
Rep. Tom Petri, while state Rep. Duey Stroebel is personally
paying for most of his bid, according to a campaign finance
reports filed Tuesday.
Stroebel face state Sen. Glenn Grothman and Tom Denow, a
technical college instructor, in an Aug. 12 Republican primary.
The winner will take on Democratic Winnebago County Executive
Mark Harris in the November general election.
be an indicator of a candidate's support, and first-time
candidates who are not well-known often need money to advertise
and improve their name recognition throughout their
campaign touted the fact that most of his donations came from
individuals living in the 6th District.
message of creating an economic friendly environment for job
creators, reducing and lowering our taxes, and repealing and
replacing Obamacare is resonating with the voters of the 6th
Congressional District," Leibham, who lives in Sheboygan,
said in a statement.
has significant real estate and business holdings, raised a
little more than $26,000 but loaned his campaign more than
work I've invested in my small business has allowed me to make a
personal investment in this race, which is a reflection of my
commitment to the people of Wisconsin's 6th district," the
Saukville resident said in a statement. He also took a jab at
Leibham for $19,500 in donations from political action
committees, including the influential Tavern League of
the typical career politician, I will be beholden to no one but
the voters," Stroebel said.
Tuesday was the
deadline for filing reports for the quarter that ended June 30
with the Federal Election Commission. Grothman and Denow's
reports were not yet posted late Tuesday afternoon.
about $26,000 and finished the quarter with about $280,000 in
cash on hand. He loaned his campaign $10,000 of his own money
and had debts of about $46,000, including money owed to staff
more than $190,000 during the quarter that ended June 30,
leaving his campaign with about $177,000 in the bank. His only
debt was to himself.
does not face a primary, has raised about $37,000, according to
his campaign's report.