Ryan to Rally for Vukmir Monday

Uihlein-funded groups have spent nearly $11 million for Kevin Nicholson.

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Zach C. Cohen
Aug. 10, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Speaker Paul Ryan will host a rally for state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) in Racine Monday, a day before the primary, at a state Republican Party field office. (Eventbrite)

BY AIR. "Richard [Uihlein-supported groups have spent $10.7 million on the race in support of” management consultant Kevin Nicholson (R) “and against … Vukmir.”

“Vukmir has also received support from Wisconsin Next PAC, which has spent $2.5 million on ads supporting her candidacy and against Nicholson's. That group has received $1.5 million from Diane Hendricks, chairman of Beloit-based ABC Supply Co. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce has also contributed $1.1 million to Wisconsin Next.”

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, “outside groups and the three candidates … have combined to spend $36.9 million so far, the most in the nation. That figure does not include the latest Uihlein buy.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“The Republican primary … will close the” Club for Growth’s “most expensive intraparty effort of the cycle, according to” FEC “records. Its political arm spent $2.4 million on independent expenditures to defeat … Vukmir. … Uihlein has given nearly $9 million to super PACs playing in the primary against Vukmir.” (National Journal)


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