Justice Daniel Kelly’s campaign tells WisPolitics.com he raised more than $556,000 during the final six months of 2019 as he seeks a full 10-year term on the state Supreme Court.

The haul is significantly more than his rivals raised over the period and falls just short of the $588,257 former Justice Shirley Abrahamson raised during the last half of 2008 before winning reelection in April 2009.

Kelly’s campaign said he finished the year with $572,968 in the bank.

Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky reported raising $227,552 over the final six months of 2019 for her Supreme Court bid. She finished the year with $181,274 in the bank after spending $157,190 between July 1 and Dec. 31, according to her filing with the Ethics Commission.

Meanwhile, fellow challenge Ed Fallone, a Marquette University Law School professor, raised about $75,000 over the period.

His campaign said late yesterday he had raised approximately $150,000 over the course of the year. In July, Fallone reported raising $73,424 by June 30.

Fallone’s campaign didn’t say how much he spent over the latest reporting period, or how much he had in the bank to end the year.
Neither Kelly nor Fallone had filed their full reports as of late Tuesday.

The primary is Feb. 18 with the top two vote-getters advancing to the April 7 general election.

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