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Outside groups spending $270k in special elections

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A government watchdog group says outside groups are spending about $270,000 in races to fill two open seats in the Legislature.

Democrat Caleb Frostman faces Republican Andre Jacque in the 1st Senate District. Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd and Republican Jon Plumer are facing off in the 42nd Assembly District. Elections in both districts are set for June 12.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Wednesday that the League of Conservation Voters political action committee is spending about $170,750 to support Frostman.

The group For Our Future is spending $27,320 to support Frostman and about $16,700 to support Lloyd.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is spending $35,000 on online advertising to support Frostman and $15,000 on online ads to support Lloyd.

The Wisconsin Realtors Political Fund is spending about $8,300 to support Plumer.

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