Philanthropist Chris Abele added $450,000 from his own pocket to his campaign for the Milwaukee County executive race, raising his self-funded total to $700,000, according to Abele’s campaign report filed Wednesday.
He also picked up more than $90,000 in outside donations, for a total of $542,986 added in January, the report says. Abele gave his campaign $250,000 earlier.
While Chris Abele was able to pump a hefty amount of his own money into his campaign, it’s worth noting that excluding the amount he gave to his own campaign, he still outraised each of his opponents. While Abele raised more than $90,000 in outside campaign donations, State Rep. Jeff Stone raised $51,035, former state Sen. Jim Sullivan raised $21,122, and County Board Chairman Lee Holloway raised $13,975, while community organizer Ieshuh Griffin reported no money raised or spent on her campaign.