Northwestern Wisconsin Dem spent $34k around recall

Published On: Jul 06 2012 12:50:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 06 2012 12:46:35 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Campaign finance reports show an Eau Claire Democrat who challenged Republican state Sen. Terry Moulton in last month's recalls spent about $35,000 in the weeks surrounding the election.

Kristen Dexter's reports for the period between May 22 and June 27 show she spent $34,705 and raised $43,552. Since January she spent $216,612 and raised $229,961.

Moulton, of Chippewa Falls, defeated Dexter in the June 5 election. His reports show he spent $76,736 and raised $22,640 during the reporting period. He has spent $248,936 and raised $109,802 since January.

Democrats forced the governor, Moulton and four other GOP officeholders into recalls as payback for passing a law that stripped public workers of nearly all their union rights.