On Air Now


Listen Live Now » 95.5 FM Wausau, WI


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
47° Feels Like: 47°
Wind: W 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Clear 40°


Mostly Sunny 69°

Thurs Night

Mostly Clear 40°


Nearly $4M raised during first half of year by Legislative campaigns, committees

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Candidates for the Wisconsin Legislature and the parties' campaign committees have raised record amounts of money for a normal election year.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign said Thursday that almost $4 million were raised during the first half of the year by Assembly and Senate candidates and the legislative party committees.

Incumbents have brought in $8 to every $1 raised by challengers. Republican hopefuls have brought in about a-third more than Democrats.

The watchdog Democracy Campaign said the total revenues were the most for January through June of an election year -- but they fell short of the $6.8 million raised for 9 Senate recall elections in 2011 and '12.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)