Grothman Sounds Alarm on Reelection

His district heavily favors Republicans.

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Ally Mutnick
Oct. 11, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R) “said Monday he’s worried about his re-election prospects. ‘I am very apprehensive about the future. Right now it’s kind of the calm before the storm. The fundraising is not going as well as I’d like,’ the Glenbeulah Republican told WISN-AM (1130) host Jay Weber.”

“Grothman said his opponent,” former NBA executive Dan Kohl (D) “has paid staff and is ‘far ahead’ of him in running his campaign. … Grothman said he was a hard worker and expected to win re-election. He said he faces a tougher run this year because Kohl, who is the nephew of” former Sen. Herb Kohl (D), “comes from a wealthy family and can tap into donations from rich donors.”

“Grothman had $247,000 on hand as of the end of June, according to his most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission. Grothman’s campaign said that figure had grown to about $325,000 by the end of September. Kohl had $245,000 in the bank at the end of June, according to his report. By the end of September, he had more than $390,000 on hand, according to his campaign manager, Rick Coelho.” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Grothman’s district in East-Central Wisconsin leans heavily Republican. The second-term incumbent won reelection by 20 points and President Trump won the district by 17 points.


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