Liberals Have 13 to 1 Edge In Superintendent Race
Groups supporting Underly bury the one group backing Kerr in total campaign donations.
Liberal groups are winning the money race in the so-called “nonpartisan” state school superintendent race, where Pecatonica Area School Superintendent Jill Underly faces Deborah Kerr, a retired Brown Deer schools superintendent.
Three groups that generally back Democratic candidates in partisan elections – A Better Wisconsin Together, Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin – have doled out $766,425 to support Underly or oppose Kerr.
That’s a 13 to 1 advantage for the liberal groups backing Underly.
Two weeks out from the April 6 spring elections, eight special interest groups have topped $1 million combined in outside election spending on the state school superintendent race and two special legislative elections.
In northeastern Wisconsin’s 89th Assembly District special election, Republican Elijah Behnke faces Democrat Karl Jaeger on the April ballot. There has been no outside spending directly for or against Behnke or Jaeger to date.