Don’t Believe the Hype…(7/21/10)

Jul 20, 2010

The Real Story is That Democrats Are On The Move

MADISON – Contrary to the Republican talking points, Democrats have enduring strength and are ready to grow their majorities come November in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate.

Last week Republicans were boasting about their prospects, but new facts give the lie to the boasts. Now, following the June fundraising deadline, the momentum is in favor of Democrats across the state, as recent finance reports released this week demonstrate.

The State Senate Democratic Committee continued to easily outpace the competition by raising more than $160,000, with more than $175,000 cash-on-hand. Embarrassingly, the Senate Republican Campaign Committee raised $60,000. The Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee successfully raised $122,846, for a total of $505,601 raised in 2009 and 2010 whereas the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee raised $28,782, for a total of $224,417 raised in 2009 and 2010. When it comes to the governors race, to date Tom Barrett has raised $2.4 million and currently has on hand $2.9 million. His competitor Scott Walker has raised $2.5 million but only has on hand $2.5 million.

“Looking at the numbers released this week, it is clear that Democrats across the state are thriving. This momentum will continue through November. Don’t believe the Republican hype. The real story is that the Democrats are on the move and have the momentum,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday. “Judging by the markers that matter, it is clear that our candidates will have the resources necessary to win come this fall.”