GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - Republican candidates looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Steve Kagen in the 8th Congressional District race have shown their financial reports.
In the period July 1 to August 25, former Kaukauna businessman Reid Ribble raised $57,627 and spent $212,557. Ribble led all candidates with having the most cash on hand at $70,833.
“It gives you power with which to get up on television, to do radio and other forms of media. As I measure against my primary opponents, because of the financial resources, I can do more things,” Ribble told FOX 11.
Current state Representative Roger Roth reported raising $31,396 while spending $57,233. His cash on hand is $61,818.
“Just about every dollar we spend is actually to target and reach voters to get our message out and I think that's very important. So I'm happy with what we've done this far,” Roth told FOX 11.
Ex-state Representative Terri McCormick has raised $44,443 and spent $115,051 during the same period. McCormick has just $1,611 on hand.
“We made a number of strong buys in different media outlets. That required us to spend down our money, and we had to make those buys ahead of time. So everything you're seeing is definitely coordinated. We're very excited about our position,” campaign spokesman Sean Casper told FOX 11.
Meantime Kagen, the Appleton Democrat, holds the cash edge altogether. Kagen has reported raising $106,249 and spending $127,975 with $777,232 on hand.
The primary election is set for September 14th.