History: Clark County, Wis. Elections costs (1906)

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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (20 Dec 1906)

The Cost to the Candidates

Most of the candidates at the recent election have turned in their statements of their expenses in the primary and general election. The figures are interesting in many ways.

R. A. Masters, candidate for sheriff, spent $60.68 in the primary and $293.00 in the general election. In the general $226.50 went for cigars, refreshments, etc. Sol. Jaseph, candidate for sheriff, $61 in the primary and $120.50 in the general. His contribution to the campaign fund was $20, cigars, and incidentals $65.

Chas. Cornelius, in his race for the nomination for treasurer, spent $106, and at the general election $231, $25 being to the campaign fund. Robt. Kurth, candidate for the same office, spent $119.50 at both elections. W. S. Irvine spent $226.33 in his race for election.

Oscar Fricke, register of deeds, spent $174, of which $40 was to the campaign fund.

John Huntzicker, candidate for clerk, contributed $40 to the campaign fund, his total expenditure being $103.75.

F. W. Draper, in seeking the office of clerk of the court, spent $68, of which $40 was campaign contribution.

It cost F. M. Jackson $11.60 to get the nomination for assembly and $46.87 to secure the election, $25 of which was contributed to the campaign fund. - Neillsville Times.



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