Campaign Cash: Superintendent Race Cost Record $3 Million

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Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly.

Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly.

Candidates and extracurricular peculiar involvement groups spent a grounds $3 cardinal successful the authorities schoolhouse superintendent’s contention past spring, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reappraisal found.

Pecatonica Area School Superintendent Jill Underly, who was backed by Democratic-leaning groups and contributors successful the nonpartisan April 6 race, defeated Deborah Kerr, a retired Brown Deer School District superintendent, who was backed by GOP-leaning groups and contributors.

Fundraising and spending reports filed this week showed the 7 candidates spent a combined $1.96 cardinal and 8 extracurricular groups spent $1.02 million. Underly and Kerr faced disconnected successful the wide predetermination due to the fact that they were the apical 2 vote-getters successful the Feb. 16 primary.

Underly led campaigner spending with $1.53 cardinal – a grounds for a schoolhouse superintendent candidate. Underly’s largest contributor was the Democratic Party of Wisconsin which gave her $949,844, oregon 62 percent, of her full fundraising.

Underly and the six extracurricular groups that backed her spent a combined $2.34 million, which was 5 times much than the $458,584 spent by Kerr and the 2 extracurricular groups that supported her.

The spending successful this year’s DPI contention smashed the erstwhile record, acceptable successful 2009, erstwhile groups and candidates spent conscionable implicit $1.1 million. Outside radical spending successful this year’s contention surpassed the erstwhile grounds of $693,722 besides acceptable successful the 2009 race.

The groups that backed Underly oregon opposed Kerr were:

A Better Wisconsin Together, which spent $780,210 connected digital, cable, and broadcast tv ads,

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, which spent $16,606 connected online ads, substance messages and robocalls,

Blue Sky Waukesha, which spent $10,976 connected mailings,

Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance, which spent $1,600 connected integer ads to enactment Underly,

Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), which spent $955 connected robocalls,

WEAC Region 7 PAC, which spent $111 connected mailings.

The groups that supported Kerr oregon opposed Underly successful the contention were:

American Federation for Children, founded by Betsy DeVos, spent $209,000 connected online ads and videos,

Rebecca PAC, a caller governmental enactment committee created by erstwhile GOP Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, spent $5,000 connected integer ads.

For much details astir the groups and their spending, cheque retired their profiles successful the Democracy Campaign’s  Hijacking Campaign 2021 feature by clicking connected their names.

To spot immoderate of the ample contributors to Underly and Kerr, go herehere, and here.

To presumption the contributors who gave Underly and Kerr $100 oregon much go here and here.

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