Koschnick actually raises $4,000.
The media tell us Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has a huge financial advantage over challenger Judge Randy Koschnick, who, we're told, has raised only $14,715 compared to the Chief's $822,600, a 56-1 advantage.
That's what you get if you take the campaign's release at face value and don't look at the actual finance report Koschnick filed.
What it shows is that $9,995 of the total was "raised" from Koschnick himself. The other $4,720 he actually raised include $200 from his father-in-law and $1,000 from his wife's employer (or more likely her co-worker, it appears.)
Koschnick said he spent only $555, most to staffer Todd Albaugh, who got $353.08 for mileage and $146.92 in consulting fees.
He lists debts of $225.41 to Persuasion Partners, Darrin Schmitz's consulting firm, and $344.98 to a Jonathan Klein.
"With wages like that," one observer emailed me, "it's no wonder Schmitz and Allbaugh left."