Finance reports filed on March 31 by the two candidates -- Georgia Herrera and Eugene Gasiorkiewicz -- show the two campaigns are neck-and-neck, with the total nearing $100,000, and almost certain to go over that figure by the April 6 election..
Herrera reports spending $39,277.Herrera reports campaign contributions of $42,620, which includes $32,000 in loans she has made to her own campaign.
Gasiorkiewicz reports spending $48,388.
Gasiorkiewicz reports campaign contributions of $41,019, which includes loans totalling $31,720 from himself to his campaign.
Herrera's $10,620 in contributions from others includes three of $500; one of those came from Helen Johnson-Leipold, of SC Johnson.
Gasiorkiewicz's $8,720 in contributions includes six of $500.
Both candidates received a $500 contribution from Dennis Anderson of Franksville, who is listed as a physician at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.
Where has all the campaign spending gone so far? Advertising spending at the Journal Times by Herrera totalled $14,063. She also spent $941 at Southern Lakes Newspaper in Burlington, $4,455 on Time-Warner cable advertising, and $3,553 at Watts Communications, Waukesha, on media/TV.
Gasiorkiewicz spent $12,978 at the Journal Times, plus $1,777 at Southern Lakes Newspaper in Burlington. The bulk of his spending, $25,737, has gone to The Shop Consulting of Madison, for advice, media and TV, and mailings.
The candidates' complete finance reports are available online, on the Wisconsin Campaign Finance Information system website. Plug in "Circuit Court" under Office, and "Racine County" under District/County.