AdImpact has reported that between August 10th and October 3rd, Republicans have spent roughly $1.4 million on the 3rd Congressional District race, while Democrats have spent $150,000. Additionally, AdImpact projects that through election day Republicans will spend another $2.7 million compared to an anticipated $1.9 million from Democrats.

J.R. Ross, editor of, stated on UpFront this week that the events transpiring in the 3rd Congressional District are a prime example that “Western Wisconsin has gotten Trumpier the last six to eight years.” Despite this and the spending gap, Ross predicts that “help is coming for Brad Pfaff,” but that measure alone may not be enough. Ross additionally points to other data on the number of ads voters in the 3rd Congressional District have consumed which has produced a 2-1 advantage for Van Orden.

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