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Compas raises $100K in bid for Wis. Senate seat

The Associated Press

Democratic candidate Lori Compas says she has raised $100,000 toward her effort to oust Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald in an upcoming recall election.

Compas is a photographer from Fort Atkinson. She'll take on fake Democrat Gary Ellerman in a primary next month, with the winner facing Fitzgerald on June 5.

Compas released her fundraising totals Friday, ahead of a Monday deadline. Dan Romportl of the State Republican Party says Fitzgerald's campaign isn't expected to release its fundraising totals before Monday.

Compas says 98 percent of her donations were $100 or less. Her campaign says she has $85,000 cash on hand, and none of the fundraising came from her own pocket.

Fitzgerald is one of four Republican state senators facing recall for supporting a bill that restricted certain collective-bargaining rights.