Candidates, groups spent record $54m on legislative races

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Candidates and special interest groups spent a record $54 million on Wisconsin's 2020 legislative races.

Government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign released a report Thursday that found candidates and outside groups spent $53.9 million, shattering the previous record of $35.8 million set in the 2018 elections.

Democrats and groups supporting them spent nearly $30 million.

Republicans and groups allied with them spent more than $24.2 million.

The candidates and the four legislative campaign committees spent a combined $44 million.

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