MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A campaign spokesman for U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson says the former Wisconsin governor has raised roughly $660,000 in the first quarter of 2012.
That would put him just ahead of Republican rival Mark Neumann, the ex-congressman who reported first-quarter fundraising of $650,000.
Political newcomer Eric Hovde said Friday he raised almost $110,000 since he entered the race just over a month ago. Hovde's campaign says the GOP businessman has $1.6 million cash on hand, but a spokesman didn't immediately know how much of that came from Hovde himself.
Republican state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald's spokeswoman says he has $35,000 cash on hand.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is the only Democrat running. She raised more than $2 million and has almost $2.8 million cash on hand.
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