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By The Numbers: Big Spending in the Wisconsin Senate Race (Already)

Outside groups and Baldwin’s campaign are already spending big in a race that won’t even have an official Republican nominee until August.

By NTK Staff | 03.12.2018 @1:00pm
By The Numbers: Big Spending in the Wisconsin Senate Race (Already)

Republicans and Democrats alike have been spending big in the Wisconsin Senate race. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is up for reelection, and outside groups have been targeting her campaign regularly since last year.

On Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel broke down the numbers on who is spending what in the Wisconsin Senate race.

Get caught up on WI-SEN, by the numbers:

$80 million: Spent by both sides during Baldwin’s first Senate campaign in 2012.

$46 million: Spent by outside groups alone during that 2012 campaign.

$5 million: Spent by Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Concerned Veterans for America and other Koch-aligned groups this cycle.

$4 million: Spent by Americas PAC, Restoration PAC, Solutions for Wisconsin, and the John Bolton Super PAC, all groups backed by Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein.

$3 million: Money spent by outside groups on Baldwin’s behalf, including…

$1.4 million: from Vote Vets Action, and another…

$875k: from the Chuck Schumer-aligned Senate Majority PAC.

$300k: Spent by Baldwin’s campaign, to date, on TV ads this cycle.

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