Darling outpaces Pasch in recall fundraising

    GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and her Dem challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch combined to raise almost $1 million in the last reporting period for campaign fundraising.
    Darling and Pasch will face off Aug. 9 after Pasch easily defeated GOP "protest candidate" Gladys Huber 64 percent to 36 percent in this week’s Democratic primary.
    Darling, R-River Hills, continues to be the most prolific fundraiser among those targeted for recall. Since the beginning of the year, she’s raised $958,412, including $536,478 in the latest reporting period. She spent $354,827 and had $401,382 cash on hand. Pasch, D-Milwaukee, raised $431,302 and had $216,439 on hand, according to the state Dem Party.
    On the spending side, Darling pumped out more than $355,000 over the period while Pasch’s total spending equaled nearly $214,000.
    Darling paid Persuasion Partners more than $30,000 for printing and mailing services. Dublin, N.H., firm SCM Associates was paid more than $125,000 for mailing services. Polling also was a major expense for Darling. She doled out $4,848 to Campaign Now of Milwaukee for polling services, $4,802 to Janesville firm The Data Shop for polling, and $777 to St. Paul firm FLS Connect for surveys.
    Pasch paid out nearly $180,000 to Chicago’s Adelstein/Liston for TV ads. She listed $3,292 in expenses to Act Blue, and $250 in parade expenses.
    – WisPolitics.com

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