Gov. Scott Walker spent nearly $1.6 million on TV ads over the first six months of 2018, according to his campaign finance report.
He dropped another $279,195 on online ads.
Walker’s TV buys include one for $23,262 in late January with the bulk of it coming in late April.
The liberal One Wisconsin Now, which tracks media buys, says Walker’s TV buys running May 1-Aug. 19 are up to $2.3 million between broadcast and cable. The group said Milwaukee was Walker’s biggest market at $817,000, followed by Green Bay at $626,000.
Walker’s other significant expenses included $601,825 on mailing services or mailing list and $350,155 on consulting fees.
None of the other Dem guv candidates listed any spending on TV in their reports. But they did list online advertising.
That includes: Mahlon Mitchell, $50,778; Matt Flynn, $24,262; Tony Evers, $10,005; Kelda Roys, $5,224; Paul Soglin, $1,705; Mike McCabe, $1,489; Kathleen Vinehout, $471; and Josh Pade, $253.
Former candidate Andy Gronik spent $2,000, while Libertarian Phil Anderson spent $220.