Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch said Thursday her campaign has raised more than $3.6 million over the first six months of the year.
She is vying with Tim Michels to be the leading Republican candidate. Michels has spent millions on television ads that almost immediately put him in a tight race for the nomination.
Kleefish served as the state’s lieutenant governor under former Gov. Scott Walker and worked as a television news reporter before getting into politics. Michels is endorsed by Donald Trump and co-owns the state’s largest construction company, Michels Corp.
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Michels has not yet filed his fundraising report that is due Friday. A third candidate, state Rep. Tim Ramthun, has also not filed.
The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will advance to face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
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