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GOP governor hopeful Michels spends $7.9 million of own cash

Tim Michels makes a campaign stop in Rhinelander Tuesday.
Katie Thoresen
Tim Michels makes a campaign stop in Rhinelander Tuesday.

Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels has spent more than $7.9 million of his own money on his campaign.

The reports detail what has largely been a self-funded campaign for Michels, who has been endorsed by Donald Trump.

The millionaire co-owner of a Brownsville-based construction company has received about $60,000 in individual donations since entering the race in April.

Michels is going head-to-head on financing with fellow Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch,

She has raised more than $3.6 million in the first half of the year and about $7 million total since entering the race in September.

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will go on to face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is seeking a second term.

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