Tuesday, October 16th

Wisconsin's Capitol.(Photo: Scott Bauer, Associated Press)

MADISON - A Democratic group new to Wisconsin says it plans to spend $1 million in heavily Republican districts that have been on no one else’s radar.

Democrats are welcoming the spending against Republicans, but many of them are questioning whether the effort is a waste of money that could be better spent on more viable targets.

Among those the group Forward Majority is going after is Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). He won his last election, in 2014, with 63% of the vote.

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Wisconsin Democrats for months have been focused on races where the numbers are much better in hopes of taking over the Senate. Forward Majority is playing by a different set of rules.

“Our goal and mission as an organization is to come in and expand the map,” said Ben Wexler-Waite, a spokesman for the Washington, D.C.