Spending for TV ads tops $1M for Supreme Court Race - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Spending for TV ads tops $1M for Supreme Court Race


MADISON (WKOW) -- Spending on television advertising in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race won by Justice Pat Roggensack topped $1 million. 

The Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake released the count compiled by a media research firm Thursday. 

Nearly 70 percent of the money spent on ads came from conservative interest groups backing Roggensack in the campaign against Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone. 

The spending was far lower than the 2011 Supreme Court election when nearly $4 million went into television ads. However, that race was cast by many as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining proposal. 

The report says Roggensack spent about $155,000 on ads and Fallone spent about $190,000. Outside groups for Roggensack spent about $770,000. No outside groups advertised for Fallone. 

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