— State Sen. Tom Tiffany raised nearly $250,000 in 20 days after announcing his intention to run for the 7th CD.

The Minocqua Republican jumped into the race on Sept. 10, roughly three weeks before Federal Elections Commission’s third-quarter reporting period closed on Sept. 30. But Tiffany’s campaign said in a release today that he raised $242,000 during that period.

“I am proud to announce that our campaign is off to an incredibly strong start,” Tiffany said. “The great support we received in September is humbling, and I am thankful for the generosity of so many grassroots conservatives who are joining our team.”

A Tiffany spokesman indicated his campaign finance report would be filed this afternoon.

GOP businessman Micheal Opela is the only one of Tiffany’s rivals to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy to enter the race during the third quarter, though he did so on Sept, 30, the last day of the period. Opela’s third-quarter report has not yet been filed.

Other candidates running for the 7th CD include Republican Jason Church, an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, and Dems Tricia Zunker and Lawrence Dale, who both unveiled their candidacy yesterday.

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