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.