AG Brad Schimel just edged Dem rival Josh Kaul in fundraising over the second half of 2017, but had nearly $250,000 more in the bank to end the year.
Schimel raised $271,775 between July 1 and Dec. 31, spent $123,706 and finished with $529,258 cash on hand.
For the full year, Schimel raised $568,810, according to a cover sheet provided to WisPolitics.com by the state GOP.
Kaul’s campaign says the Madison attorney raised more than $255,000 in the last half of 2017, putting him at just over $429,000 raised since he got into the race in April.
The campaign said Kaul will report more than $280,000 in cash on hand.