Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn outraised Lisa Neubauer in the most recent reporting period, but his fellow appeals court judge had more cash in the bank.
Cover sheets from their campaigns show the conservative Hagedorn raised $236,616 between Jan. 1 and Feb. 4, spent $88,265 and had $429,440 cash on hand at the close of the pre-primary period.
Neubauer, who’s backed by Dems, raised $174,292, spent $31,766 and had $715,582 in the bank.
Looking at last year’s Supreme Court race, which was also for an open seat, now-Justice Rebecca Dallet raised $91,746 in the pre-primary period and had $237,090 in the bank ahead of the three-way primary.
Meanwhile, Judge Michael Screnock raised $213,861, including $111,088 from the state GOP, and had $90,212 in the bank, and Middleton attorney Tim Burns had pulled in $79,042 and had $125,937 cash on hand.
Neubauer’s cover sheet listed $44,250 in donations from committees in the most recent reporting period, while Hagedorn’s showed $19,551. Full reports covering the period aren’t due until Monday, and details of those donations weren’t immediately available.
Neubauer has now raised nearly $863,000 since getting into the race last year. That includes a $250,000 loan she gave the campaign in June, which accounts for much of her advantage for cash on hand. A spokesman said the pre-primary report didn’t include additional personal money.
Hagedorn has now raised $547,345.
The two will square off April 2 to replace liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson.