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Nearly 25,000 new supporters join Baldwin campaign this quarter to stand up to special interests flooding Wisconsin airwaves with nearly $9 million in attack ads
MADISON – Despite facing more outside spending than any Democratic Senator up in 2018, Tammy Baldwin for Senate today announced the campaign raised more than $3.7 million in the first quarter of the election year, shattering past first quarter records for a federal candidate in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsinites know Tammy Baldwin puts Wisconsin first, and they are supporting Tammy at historic levels to stand up to the unprecedented number of outside attacks from special interests who want to rig Washington in their favor,” said Tammy Baldwin for Senate campaign manager Scott Spector.
The strong first quarter for Tammy Baldwin for Senate was driven by more than 48,000 grassroots supporters, including 25,000 new supporters this quarter, who contributed an average $33 online. The campaign now has $7.8 million cash-on-hand to help build on its successful ads, “Roddy,” “Skyrocketing,” and “Predator.”
Right-wing special interests have already spent nearly $9 million against Tammy Baldwin. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, there has been twice as much outside spending in the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race than any other 2018 U.S. Senate contest.