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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:
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.