MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - We’ll find out in the next day or so how much money Wisconsin’s recall candidates have been raising – and how much they have on hand going into the primaries a week from Tuesday.
The candidates are required to file their financial reports with the state Government Accountability Board by midnight tonight.
The reports will cover their fundraising and expenses from January 1st through last Monday – and they’ll be the final ones before voters go to the polls next week.
Last week, Democrat Kathleen Falk said she has raised about a million-dollars for her primary campaign for governor – and her opponent Tom Barrett said he took in about $750,000. But neither said how much they had on hand.
Monday’s reports will also give us a financial update on the main target of the recalls – Republican Governor Scott Walker. He took in $12 million by mid-January, and has spent a lot of it on TV ads.
Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four others are targeted for their passage of the law which virtually eliminated collective bargaining for most state and local public employee unions.