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Super PAC supporting GOP Senate hopeful raised $1.5 million

Wisconsin State Capitol (WLUK/Courtney Ryan)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A super PAC supporting a former Marine considering a U.S. Senate run has raised $1.5 million over the last three months.

Solutions for Wisconsin formed at the end of March to help Kevin Nicholson of Delafield challenge incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin next year.

The group announced Thursday it raised $1.5 million over the second quarter and has raised $3.5 million since it was created. The group got a $2 million contribution from Richard Uihlein, who founded Uline Corp.

Baldwin has raised $4.7 million over the first six months of the year and had $3.9 million on hand at the end of June.

A number of Republicans are considering challenging her, including state Sen. Leah Vukmir; state Rep. Dale Kooyenga; state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald; and businessmen Eric Hovde.

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