Outside Spending Tops $800,000 for Election
Most of special interest spending for spring election is for state school superintendent race.
Seven special interest groups have spent more than $800,000 as of Monday morning on outside electioneering activities in the state school superintendent race and in two special legislative elections.
The regular spring and special elections are three weeks away, on April 6.
A Better Wisconsin Together and the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), two groups which back Democrats in partisan legislative and statewide elections, have dropped $481,165 to support Underly or oppose Kerr.
American Federation for Children, a pro-school voucher group that generally supports Republicans in regular state elections, has spent $56,500 to oppose Underly.
In northeastern Wisconsin’s 89th Assembly District special election, Republican Elijah Behnke won a five-way GOP primary last month to face Democrat Karl Jaeger on the April ballot. There has been no outside spending directly for or against Behnke or Jaeger to date.