Rebecca Dallet out-fundraises opponents in Wisconsin Supreme race

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet greatly out-raised her two opponents in 2017 for this spring’s race for state Supreme Court.

At the close of 2017, Dallet had $389,000 in the bank, more than three time as much as her opponents, Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Madison attorney Tim Burns.

Dallet’s fundraising advantage was shown in campaign finance reports covering July through December that were due Tuesday.

Meanwhile, GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel raised nearly $272,000 in the second half of last year.

He had more than $529,000 on hand as of the end of the year — nearly twice as much as the $280,000 Democrat Josh Kaul had on hand as of that point. The pair are slated to face each other in November.

In the Supreme Court race, Dallet raised almost $225,000 in the second part of 2017, her filing showed. She put $200,000 of her own money into the race early on but did not do so in the latest reporting period.

Screnock raised about $105,000 and had about $77,000 in his account at the end of the year.

Burns raised about $136,000 and had $107,000 on hand at the end of the year.

Burns has run as a liberal and Screnock as a conservative. Dallet spoke at the state Democratic Party convention but has said she seeks to appeal to voters from both sides.

A Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates. The general election is April 3.

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