WisPolitics review: Spending in Supreme Court race surpasses $45 million


The price tag for Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court race has surpassed $45 million, almost tripling the previous national record, according to a WisPolitics.com review.

Of that, $$24.4 million has been spent by liberal candidate Janet Protasiewicz and the groups backing her. That includes the $2.2 million that the Dem group A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund spent opposing Jennifer Dorow in the four-way primary, a move that insiders saw as a play to help fellow conservative Daniel Kelly advance to the April election.

Meanwhile, more than $19.2 million has been spent backing Kelly ...

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