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Kelly outraises opponents in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly’s campaign raised more than half-a-million dollars over the last half of 2019, easily outpacing his two liberal-leaning challengers.

Campaign-finance reports for activity over the past six months of the year were due to the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Wednesday. Kelly’s campaign manager, Charles Nichols, said Kelly’s reports will show he raised $556,180 over the period. That brings his fundraising total for all of 2019 to about $800,000. He finished the year with $572,970 in the bank.

Those numbers easily eclipsed the totals for his opponents, Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone.

Karofsky’s campaign said Tuesday she raised about $227,500 over the period, bringing her yearly take to about $348,600. She finished the year with $181,270 in the bank.

Fallone released figures Wednesday that show he raised $77,300 inthe past half of the year, bringing his yearly total to $150,700. He had $42,220 on hand.

Kelly, Karofsky and Fallone will face each other in a three-way primary Feb. 18. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election on April 7.

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