Big Money Being Spent On Wisconsin Special Election

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 8:44 am

In Wisconsin, we have a huge special election brewing in the 10th district for a State Senate seat. On Aug 9th people from parts of Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Pierce and Dunn Counties will head to the polls and choose between incumbent republican Sheila Harsdorf and her Democratic challenger Shelly Moore.

If you’ve watched TV recently, you probably already knew this due to the overwhelming amount of advertising promoting both of the candidates. Special interest groups are spending money at break-neck speeds in the Senate District 10 recall election in western Wisconsin.

Some estimate the total between all Twin Cities TV stations could approach $2 million dollars. Harsdorf has raised $328,000 and her Democratic challenger Shelly Moore has raised $237,000. Both those totals are considered big by local state legislative standards.

But almost all of the television ad spending is coming from special interest groups, some that favor Republican Governor Scott Walker’s controversial labor union legislation and some that oppose it.

Until the special election on August 9th, you can expect to see the barrage of TV ads continue.

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