|Posted by richardmoore on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM|
From Committee to Elect a Republican Senate:
Today the two Democratic candidates vying for the 12th state senate district seat released their fundraising figures for the first half of the year.
Candidates Susan Sommer of Phelps and Lisa Theo of Stevens Point, who face each other in an Aug. 14 primary election, combined to raise $17,447.01. As of June 30, Theo had $2,270.60 in her campaign account, and Sommer had $756.87.
Republican candidate Tom Tiffany, a state representative from Hazelhurst, raised $80,860.44 during the same period, and had $100,268.43 cash‐on‐hand as of June 30.
Dan Romportl, executive director of CERS, commented on the reports: “We knew Tom Tiffany was going to be the strongest candidate in this race, and these fundraising totals reinforce that. The fact that Tom outraised his opponents four to one shows that taxpayers of the 12th district want a leader who represents their interests, not the interests of the Madison liberal class. Tom has followed through on his campaign promises during his term in the assembly, and northern Wisconsin residents stand to benefit from the tough choices he has made.”