U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who said last fall he did not plan to seek a third term if he won re-election in November, raised $141,468 during the first three months of 2017, according to his filing with the FEC.
It was his lowest fundraising total for a full quarter since 2012, when Wisconsin was gripped by recall elections that summer and a hotly contested state that fall between the presidential race and an open Senate seat.
The bulk of that came from PACs, which donated $119,000 to his campaign. Nine PACs gave Johnson $5,000 each, including: the American Chemistry Council, Comcast Corp. & NBCUniversal, and the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc.
Johnson, R-Oshkosh, also spent $90,371 and finished March with $95,360 in the bank.
His expenses included $29,790 for various consulting work and $17,764 in taxes to the IRS. He also paid off $11,045 he owed to Strategic Advance Services in Washington, D.C., for event travel and staging expenses.
See Johnson’s report: