Sunday, April 24, 2011

Campaign Finance update

WisPolitics has an update on the campaign finance situation among Senators who will be facing recall.

Campaign finance limits do not apply in these elections, something which should be carefully noted.

Looks like Alberta Darling will be tough to knock off. She represents one of the wealthiest districts in the state (Mary Lazich represents the other, but she won't face recall) and has received a donation of $20,000 from just one very wealthy donor. Whitefish Bay, Mequon, and the other northern suburb communities certainly have more to offer to a wealthy GOP candidate. We'll have to see if Rep. Sandy Pasch can collect from the many doctors and health care executives who live in the area, some of whom have donated extensively to her and former Rep. Sheldon Wasserman in the past.

Also notable is the sizable amount of Money that Randy Hopper has accumulated. We should find out more tomorrow about how his fundraising efforts are coming along, as many campaigns are required to update their finances up to April 18th by Monday.