Gavel Grab

Wisconsin Incumbent Spends $351K in Judicial Contest

As the race for a seatt on the Wisconsin Supreme Court draws to a close, the Associated Press is reporting that incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack has spent $351,367 on her campaign since the February primary election.

Roggensack’s opponent, Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone, reportedly spent $172,305 during that time frame.

Roggensack has received contributions from the state Republican Party, and is generally viewed as part of a conservative bloc on the court, the article says. The election is officially nonpartisan, however.

Fallone has focused his campaign on the argument that the court is dysfunctional. Roggensack contends that the race should be about who has more experience on the bench instead, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.

In the February primary, a 34-point margin separated Fallone from Roggensack with the incumbent justice in the lead (see Gavel Grab). A third candidate, Vince Megna, received only 6 percent of the vote.

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