Fundraising Approach Differentiates Candidates in Subeck-Clear Assembly Race

Subeck Campaign: Fundraising approaches differentiate the candidates in Subeck-Clear Assembly race
Two-Thirds of Subeck’s July contributions come from grassroots donors; Opponent benefits from $4000 in last minute loans and PAC money including the maximum from the Wisconsin Realtors 

Madison, WI – Assembly Candidate Lisa Subeck has raised $24, 448 in her assembly campaign including $5600 in the month of July, largely from grassroots donors contributing in amounts of $50 or less. 

Subeck’s finance report covering the month of July, released yesterday, shows 65% of her donations during the month came from contributors giving $50 or less. Among the organizations endorsing Subeck are EMILY’s List, AFSCME Wisconsin People, AFSCME Local 171, SEIU, the Women’s Campaign Fund, Wisconsin Women in Numbers, and the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter. 

Her opponent Mark Clear, on the other hand, reported $4000 in last-minute loans and donations to his campaign over the past four days, including the maximum allowable donation of $500 from the Wisconsin Realtors Association PAC (RPAC). Among the other candidates the Realtors PAC has supported is Governor Scott Walker. According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s website, RPAC has given Walker $33,000 since 2012. The Realtors have endorsed Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. 

Subeck had $5831 more in the bank than Clear as of July 28th ($8215 compared to Clear’s $2384) when the most recent reporting period closed. 

“There are very well-defined differences between these two candidates and these financial reports are another indication of that,” said Zach Madden, Subeck’s campaign manager. “We have used our grassroots support to reach out to voters about Lisa’s proven progressive record and how her record is different than our opponent’s on paid sick leave, environmental protections, privatization of jobs and subsidies for luxury hotels. We’ll continue to run an issue-oriented, grassroots campaign through election day.”

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