Nicholson campaign: Raises more than $1 million in first quarter, in addition to announcing 18-point lead in primary poll


Campaign Reports over $800,000 Cash on Hand, fueled by more than 8,000 Wisconsin Donors

(Delafield) – The Kevin Nicholson for U.S. Senate campaign today announced that it raised over $1 million in the first quarter of 2018 and will exceed $800,000 in cash on hand. This brings the Nicholson campaign’s total fundraising to over $2.3 million since launching in July 2017, with over 8,000 Wisconsin voters who have invested in his campaign.

“Thousands of conservative donors, activists, and voters have entrusted us with this amazing outpouring of support. We’re using these funds to focus our campaign directly on defeating Tammy Baldwin in November,” said Nicholson. “Clearly, Wisconsinites want an outsider – and they’re ready to ‘Send in the Marine’ to fix Washington’s mess.”

This latest announcement comes on the heels of the release last week of recent statewide polling from the campaign – as reported in Politico and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – that showed Nicholson leading his primary opponent 45% to 27% in a head-to-head match-up. The survey, taken among 1,000 GOP primary voters, is the second in a row to show Nicholson increasing his lead on the primary ballot and the third showing a lead.

Murph Burke, the Honorary Co-Chair of the Nicholson campaign commented: “Kevin’s massive growth in grassroots donors and his dominance in the polls in this primary tell me that voters in Wisconsin clearly want an outsider to defeat Tammy Baldwin. He’s exactly the right candidate at the right time to win in November.

Some of Nicholson’s statistics from Q1 fundraising include:

  • Surpassed 8,000 total donors in Wisconsin
  • Overall average gift: $54.07
  • Donors from each of the 72 counties in Wisconsin

“Kevin’s candidacy continues to gain steam as voters who meet him realize that he is the only candidate in this field who can beat Tammy Baldwin in November,” said Jim Klauser, Honorary Co-Chair of the Nicholson for Senate campaign. “I’m truly grateful for the work of Kevin’s in-state finance committee and everything that our team did this quarter to build the resources necessary to win.”

The Nicholson campaign’s momentum continues to grow, as it has recently touted the endorsements of Senator Ted Cruz and Ambassador (and as of today, National Security Advisor) John Bolton, among many other conservative groups and organizations.

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs Jim Klauser and Murph Burke are joined by Nicholson for Senate Wisconsin Finance Committee members: John Anderson, Betsie Berrien and Bill Berrien, Ginee Burke and Tom Burke, Debbie Cervenka, Tom Diehl, Jeff Harris, Rick Lommen, Patti McKeithan and Jack McKeithan, Fred Mohs and Mary Mohs, Ed Mooney, Ann Murphy and Pat Murphy, Mick Neshek, Matt Neumann, Trygve Solberg, Liz and Dick Uihlein, and Terrence Wall.

Nicholson, a businessman and Marine combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, is a first-time candidate running in the Republican primary to defeat Democrat Tammy Baldwin.