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Kleefisch Tops Lieutenant Governor Candidates in Fundraising
Outperforms Nearest Competitor by 27%
Oconomowoc Rebecca Kleefisch's campaign raised more money than any other Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the first six months of 2010, state filings reveal. Kleefisch, who began her campaign on January 19th of this year, has raised $141,634.58 in the first six months. This amount is 27% more than her nearest competitor.
"I am truly humbled by the tremendous outpouring of financial support I have received from every corner of our great state," said Kleefisch. "I am not a professional politician, I am a parent and small business owner concerned about the direction of our state. I really appreciate the donations I have received from regular folks who have never been involved in a campaign before."
"Families all across Wisconsin are responding to our message of bringing fiscal discipline and kitchen table common sense back to state government," said Kleefisch. "The response from our grassroots supporters has been overwhelming. We expect to have enough money to win this race in September."
An analysis of campaign finance reports filed before today's deadline shows that in the first six months of 2010 Kleefisch raised $141,634.58; Davis, $111,169.21; Ross, $13,809.41, and Lorge, $2006.90. Nick Voegeli has not yet filed his report.
Kleefisch has been endorsed by former Wisconsin Lt. GovernorMargaret Farrow as well as by Wisconsin Right To Life, Wisconsin Family PAC and Pro LIfe Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC.