MILWAUKEE (AP) – A public-policy group says spending on
Wisconsin’s upcoming Supreme Court election has reached $1.7
million.
     The figure was released Wednesday by the Brennan Center for
Justice at New York University’s law school. It says most of the
money came from outside groups.
     The race is between incumbent Justice David Prosser, who’s
generally considered conservative, and challenger JoAnne
Kloppenburg, who’s seen as more liberal.
     The Brennan Center says the liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee
has spent about $769,000 in the last two weeks on ads attacking
Prosser.
     The biggest spenders on the other side are Wisconsin Club for
Growth and an arm of Wisconsin Manufacturer & Commerce. The
conservative groups have combined to spend about $648,000 against
Kloppenburg.
     Those numbers are expected to increase dramatically heading into
Tuesday’s election.