MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature’s four campaign committees spent a record $12.1 million in 2020, according to a report released Thursday.
The analysis from government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign found the spending easily eclipsed the previous record of $8.4 million set in 2018.
The Republican Assembly Campaign Committee led the way, spending a little more than $5 million. The Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee spent $3.1 million.
The Committee to Elect a Republican Senate spent $2.3 million. The State Senate Democratic Committee spent $1.6 million.
Republicans retained control of both houses in November’s elections.