Loudenbeck raises $98,000 for Secretary of State race

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Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 1:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 2:42 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Amy Loudenbeck has raised a little more than $98,000 in her bid for secretary of state. Loudenbeck released a cover sheet Thursday showing she raised $98,012 between Jan. 1 and June 30.

Incumbent Democrat Doug La Follette says he hasn’t solicited donations from anyone because he doesn’t believe in “big-money spending” on campaigns but he’s still collected about $15,000. Wisconsin’s longtime secretary of state says he’s not worried that a Republican opponent has raised more than 6 times as much money as he has.

Sachin Chedda, a campaign consultant for La Follette’s primary opponent, Alexia Sabor, didn’t immediately return a message inquiring about her fundraising numbers. Campaign finance reports covering the first half of 2022 are due to state ethics officials on Friday.

The stakes this year are higher than in the past because some Republicans, including Loudenbeck, support giving the ordinarily sleepy office the power to oversee elections. That power is currently held by a bipartisan commission in the key swing state.

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