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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will report more than $1 million in the bank to start 2017 after raising $1.8 million in 2016, her campaign said in a memo today.

The Madison Dem also is elevating Scott Spector to campaign manager of her 2018 bid. He had been serving as her political director. Prior to joining Baldwin’s staff a year ago, Spector had spent the previous four years working for Wisconsin Progress.

Baldwin’s campaign says the $1.8 million raised in 2016 was one of the biggest hauls by any senator who wasn’t on the ballot last year.

By comparison, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, had $605,977 in the bank to start 2015 ahead of his successful re-election bid. He raised $1.4 million in 2014, according to his reports posted at the FEC site.

— By JR Ross

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