Neumann asks for $152k for campaign debts
Multi-millionaire and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann is asking his supporters for more money to help pay $152,000 in leftover bills from his losing campaign.
Neumann, from Nashotah, made the plea in a fundraising email sent Monday, saying he doesn't have any money left in his campaign account. Neumann is a real estate developer who reported his net worth to be between $6 million and $18 million.
Neumann’s request to his donor base comes at a time when Tommy Thompson, who Neumann continues to publicly endorse, has cited a “broke campaign” for the reason behind his own dip at the polls. He came in third in the August Republican primary that Tommy Thompson won.
Neumann says in the email he wasn't counting on the bills that have come in from vendors and small businesses who helped in his campaign.
Neumann says he ran a "lean campaign that pinched every penny we could" and it "pains" him to ask for more donations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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