Huge Haul Positions Owens to Take on Josh Kaul
MADISON, Wis. — The Ryan Owens for Attorney General campaign raised nearly $304,000 in just over two months since launching. The haul firmly positions Ryan Owens as the only candidate capable of taking on the incumbent, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and the progressive special interest money pouring into this race.
The amount raised is a record for a first report from a candidate for attorney general. In fact, the haul is more than any incumbent attorney general (or candidate) has raised in the first half of the non-election year–eclipsing the $298,035 then-Attorney General Brad Schimel raised over the first six months of 2017 and the roughly $160,000 then-Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen raised in 2009 and 2013. Moreover, Owens did it in less than half the time.
“We have made friends and earned supporters all across Wisconsin. I believe we are going to win this race because of our message, our hard work, and our love of this state,” said Ryan Owens. “Wisconsin voters will know: We will never tire; we will never back down; we will always fight for you. Together, we are going to protect our freedoms and make Wisconsin safer.”
The Owens campaign has received donations from all 72 counties in Wisconsin matching a rare feat recently accomplished by President Donald J. Trump and Governor Scott Walker.
Owens Quick Facts:
- $304,000 raised in just over two months
- $250,000 cash on hand
- 97% of donations from Wisconsin
- 13,000 miles logged crisscrossing the state
- 77 events in 45 cities over 81 days
To put the amount raised by the Owens campaign in context, here are the sums previous candidates for attorney general raised in their first report over the last decade.
- Candidate Josh Kaul July Continuing 2017 Report
- Raised → $175,460.75
- Candidate Brad Schimel January Continuing 2014 Report
- Raised → $194,565.25
- Candidate Susan Happ (2014 Democratic Nominee) July Continuing 2014 Report
- Raised → $170,020.05
- Candidate Scott Hassett (2010 Democratic Nominee) January Continuing 2010 Report
- Raised → $68,456.82
The Owens campaign is organizing in every corner of the state, building a ground-up, grassroots-driven campaign to protect our freedoms, safety, and prosperity in Wisconsin.
To get more information on the Owens for Attorney General campaign please visit www.owensforwisconsin.com.