WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Weston) raised more money and had two-and-a-half times as much cash on hand as his Democratic opponent in the first quarter.
Duffy and challenger Pat Kreitlow released their first quarter campaign finance reports Monday.
The reports showed Duffy raised $280,000 from January through the end of March and had nearly $961,000 cash on hand at the end of March. Kreitlow, meanwhile, raised $202,000 and had $365,000 cash on hand.
“Through hard work and enthusiastic community support, Sean Duffy continues to build a strong financial foundation for his campaign to lower taxes, create jobs and get Washington's spending under control,” said Duffy campaign manager Justin Richards.
Kreitlow's campaign said 90 percent of the donations it got from individuals were for less than $200.
“I am proud of the overwhelming support from individuals for this campaign to fight for Wisconsin values,” Kreitlow said, who donated $5,000 of his own money to the campaign this quarter.
Kreitlow, who spent 10 years as a television news anchor in Eau Claire and served one term in the state Senate, is trying to unseat Duffy, a freshman Republican from Weston.