The Wisconsin recalls targeting six incumbents are moving full speed ahead -- with plenty of cash coming in. In fact, two GOP incumbents alone, Alberta Darling and Dan Kapanke, have raised more money this year than all Democratic candidates combined in the various races. At the same time, though, the Dems are headed into the home stretch of the August 9 elections with more total cash on hand than the Republicans.
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As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the Republicans were able to raise more money in part due to a longer fundraising and campaigning period for themselves -- as the incumbents, they could solicit donations as soon as recall petitions were being circulated against them. The challengers, however, had to wait until the elections themselves were triggered, and then declare their candidacies.
In total, the six individual Republicans raised $2,446,405.23, compared to $1,565,147 raised by their six Democratic challengers. However, due to the fact that the Republicans have been campaigning and spending money already, in total they have $892,455.42 on hand, going into the final month of the campaign, compared to $949,185 on hand by the six Dems.
Financial data has not yet been filed for the recall elections targeting three incumbent Democrats, as those elections are being held a week later than those of the GOP incumbents.