Think Republicans have all the momentum heading into the fall elections? Think again:
The State Senate Democratic Committee continued to easily outpace the competition by raising more than $160,000, with more than $175,000 cash-on-hand. Embarrassingly, the Senate Republican Campaign Committee raised $60,000. The Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee successfully raised $122,846, for a total of $505,601 raised in 2009 and 2010 whereas the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee raised $28,782, for a total of $224,417 raised in 2009 and 2010. When it comes to the governors race, to date Tom Barrett has raised $2.4 million and currently has on hand $2.9 million. His competitor Scott Walker has raised $2.5 million but only has on hand $2.5 million.
In announcing the strong fundraising numbers for Democrats, DPW Chair Mike state said, “Looking at the numbers released this week, it is clear that Democrats across the state are thriving. This momentum will continue through November. Don’t believe the Republican hype. The real story is that the Democrats are on the move and have the momentum.”
If fundraising is any indication, Democrats in Wisconsin surely have some momentum heading into the fall.