/1/12 – State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald has not raised nearly as much campaign money as his Republican opponents in Wisconsin’s U-S Senate race this fall. The Horicon Republican
says he raised $77,000 dollars in the last three months of 2011. That’s well below the $518,000 raised by former Congressman Mark Neumann, and the $656,000 raised by former Governor Tommy Thompson. Fitzgerald says the race is a marathon, not a sprint. And even if he doesn’t keep up financially, he says he can win by pointing to his accomplishments in the Assembly any chance he can get. The winner of the September G-O-P primary is expected to face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November. And she raised $1.1 million dollars from October through December. The winner of the Senate contest will replace retiring Democrat Herb Kohl.