Republican Kevin Nicholson’s U.S. Senate campaign said today he raised more than $800,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017, roughly doubling what GOP rival Leah Vukmir brought in for the period.

Combined with the $416,112 Nicholson raised during his first two months in the race — aided by $25,000 he gave the campaign — his fundraising has now topped $1.2 million.

A Nicholson spokesman said none of the money raised between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 came from the candidate.

Vukmir raised $242,083 during the first few weeks she was in the race ahead of the Sept. 30 reporting deadline for the third quarter, meaning she’s now pulled in roughly $650,000.

Neither campaign said how much money they had in the bank at the end of 2017, and reports covering the final three months of 2017 are due to the FEC later this month.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, raised $2.4 million during the third quarter and reported $5.3 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30. Her campaign had not yet released fundraising figures for the fourth quarter.




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