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Kerr leads in Wisconsin superintendent fundraising, spending

Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates
Top Row: Jill Underly, Shelia Briggs, Troy...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates Top Row: Jill Underly, Shelia Briggs, Troy Mitchell Gunderson, and Deborah Kerr. Bottom Row: Joe Fenrick, Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams, and Steve Krull.(WMTV)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 10:18 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Campaign finance reports for January show that state superintendent candidate Deborah Kerr raised and spent more money than any of the other six candidates in the month leading up to next week’s primary.

The two highest vote-getters in the Feb. 16 primary will advance to the April 6 general election.

Kerr is the former Brown Deer Schools superintendent who supports the private school voucher program and has won backing from Republicans across the state.

Assistant state superintendent Sheila Briggs raised the second most in January followed by Pecatonica Superintendent Jill Underly. Underly received $18,000 from the state teachers union just after the report’s closing period. 

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