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State Republicans and Democrats disagree over campaign finance rulesSubmitted: 04/15/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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State Republicans and Democrats disagree over campaign finance rules
SCHOFIELD - Wisconsin's 2018 legislative elections ended barely six months ago, but campaigns are already raising money for 2020.

Starting in 2015, Wisconsin candidates could accept double the maximum contribution from individual donors.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild said Wisconsin Republicans have been getting more money than Democrats from rich donors.

"But even if [Republicans] didn't and it was equal our system, our democracy should not be a tug of war between a handful of billionaires on the left and a handful of billionaires on the right," Matt Rothschild told Newswatch 12 during a phone conversation. "In a democracy we're all supposed to have an equal tug on the rope."


Rep. Pat Snyder (R-Schofield) and other state representatives can accept up to thousand-dollar individual contributions every election cycle. Newswatch 12 spoke to him at a scheduled event at Merrill Steel in Schofield Monday. He said most of his contributors give $100 or less. 

"I don't think necessarily it's for the rich," said Snyder. "When you see bigger contributions come in, sometimes they're from organizations."

Gov. Evers said during his campaign that he would support a law overturning Walker's legislation. 


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