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Duey Stroebel holds cash lead in GOP 6th Congressional District primary

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Duey Stroebel has devoted almost $700,000 of his own money to run for Congress, and he's the money leader in a four-way GOP primary for Tom Petri's House seat.

According to newly released financial reports, Stroebel -- a state Assembly Republican from Saukville -- took $350,000 from his own checkbook in the first 23 days of July. Strobel had $263,000 on hand at that point.

Senate Republican Joe Leibham of Sheboygan had $171,000 on hand, raising $76,000 last month.

The third state lawmaker in the race, Campbellsport Senate Republican Glenn Grothman, had $159,000 on hand, after raising $188,000 for the bulk of July. That included $90,000 of Grothman's own dollars.

A fourth Republican, retiree Tom Denow, lags behind the others in fundraising.

The winner of the August 12th primary will face Democrat Mark Harris of Oshkosh for the House seat given by up Petri, a Fond du Lac Republican who's retiring after 36 years.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)