Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Campaign Cash

GOP Legislative Committees Swamp Democrats

Republicans raised $1.9 million vs. $900,000 for Democratic legislative committees in 2017.

By - Mar 14th, 2018 11:48 am
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Tipping the scales. Image from the WDC.

Tipping the scales. Image from the WDC.

The two GOP legislative campaign committees raised more than twice as much as the two Democratic committees – $1.9 million versus about $900,000. Here are their fundraising totals for 2017:

Committee to Elect a Republican Senate, $965,676

Republican Assembly Campaign Committee, $938,919

State Senate Democratic Committee, $461,528

Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee, $436,327

The two Republican fundraising committees also had year-end cash balances that were 3.5 times greater than the two Democratic committees – more than $1.8 million versus about $514,300. Their 2017 ending cash balances were:

Committee to Elect a Republican Senate, $1,023,862

Republican Assembly Campaign Committee, $805,920

Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee, $292,675

State Senate Democratic Committee, $221,630

The four committees’ fundraising and year-end cash balances are sharply ahead of the last odd-number year in 2015 when fundraising totaled just over $1.5 million and their cash balances totaled about $1 million.

One of the likely reasons the committees raised substantially more in 2017 was a change in campaign finance laws that now allows the committees to accept corporate contributions from businesses, unions, and tribes.

2 thoughts on “Campaign Cash: GOP Legislative Committees Swamp Democrats”

  1. Jake currently of the MKE says:

    The so called even playing field Rethuglicans promised after citizens united!!!!

    Add gerrymandering and other voter suppression tactics and what you get is a party of anti democracy tyrants.

  2. Terry says:

    Dump Walker and ALL Republicans 2018!
    They can take their out of state Dark Money and shove it!

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