Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson keeps saying he has yet to decide to run for reelection next year.
But it looks like he’s keeping his options open.
Johnson raised $ 1.2 million in the second quarter and had $ 1.7 million in cash at the end of June, according to a federal filing released Thursday night.
Most of Johnson’s election campaign came from small donors.
After entering the race for the US Senate in mid-April, Democrat Sarah Godlewski raised $ 513,000 in the second quarter, her campaign announced.
The campaign did not say how much money was available at the end of June. Fundraising reports were due Thursday evening.
With the approval at the end of the quarter of EMILY’S List, an organization that supports women candidates who support abortion rights, Godlewski is expected to be a strong fundraiser.
“As the only proven statewide candidate, an extensive and ever-expanding core donor base, an early advantage in key supporters and essential support for EMILY’s roster, the first trimester of Sarah strengthened her position as the top candidate to go to the end to face Ron Johnson and win, “Godlewski campaign manager Megan Simpson said in a statement.
According to a campaign note, the average campaign contribution was $ 76, with 93% of donors giving $ 100 or less. Godlewski also put $ 45,000 into the race.
Godlewski’s campaign time during the quarter was limited. She spent 16 days in England, where her stepfather died.
Among the other Democrats, Outagamie County executive Tom Nelson raised nearly $ 240,000 in the quarter and had $ 406,000 in cash at the end of the quarter.
“As the son of a Lutheran pastor, Tom is one of the few non-millionaires to run for the Senate and we are proud to be funded primarily by small donors in Wisconsin,” said the campaign manager of Nelson, Irene Lin.
Earlier this week, Alex Lasry, on leave of his executive job with the Milwaukee Bucks, announced he raised $ 1 million in the second quarter and had over $ 1 million in cash at the end of June. During the first three months of the year, Lasry raised $ 1.1 million.
Wausau radiologist Gillian Battino raised $ 100,000 in the second quarter, backed by a $ 70,000 loan from the candidate. His campaign had $ 34,000 in cash.
Adam Murphy, a Franklin business consultant, invested $ 100,000 in his campaign.
Steven Olikara, founder and former CEO of the Millennial Action Project, raised $ 61,000 for its scoping committee and had $ 55,000 in cash.
In home races, US Representative Mike Gallagher of Green Bay announced earlier this week that he had raised nearly $ 625,000 and had $ 2.3 million in cash.
Congressmen Ron Kind and Bryan Steil have posted solid numbers.
Kind, a Democrat representing the 3rd Congressional District, raised $ 408,000 and had $ 1.39 million in cash at the end of the quarter. Kind is heading for a tough rematch against Republican Derrick Van Orden, who previously said he raised more than $ 750,000 in the quarter.
Steil, a Republican representing the 1st Congressional District, raised $ 510,000 and had $ 920,000 in cash. Ann Roe, president of Downtown Janesville Inc., announced this week that she would run for the Democratic seat.