Democratic group Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund bought $30,000 in online ads and the –chaired by former U.S. Attorney General –gave $10,000 to Lockwood Strategy Lab in Washington, D.C. for online advertising to support Schachtner. Conservative group Americans for Prosperity spent over $50,000 on ads and mailings supporting Jarchow, the first time the group’s Wisconsin chapter directly recommended a candidate. Other groups, such as the Democratic group Greater Wisconsin Committee and the Republican State Leadership Committee also spent money on the election.
Between 2011 and 2017, an average of 74 special elections took place each year. A total of 25 states use special elections to . In two other states— and —special elections are used in . The rest of the states fill vacancies either through appointments made by the governor of the state or by a commission made up of officials from the former member's party. In 2018, as of March, 24 state legislative seats have been filled through a special election and 37 other state legislative special elections have been scheduled in 17 states.
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From 2008 to 2016, an average of 85,090 votes were cast in Wisconsin Senate District 10 elections. The 2018 special election saw a drop in total turnout of 73 percent. One-third as many people voted in the 2018 election as they did in the 2011 recall election, the second-lowest instance of voter turnout from 2008 to 2018. In 2011, 64,411 citizens cast a vote, compared to the 22,434 who voted in the 2018 special election. Find out the voter turnout in other noteworthy state legislative special elections in 2017 .
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A for the position of District 10 was held on January 16, 2018. (D) defeated (R) and (L) with 55 percent of the vote in the general election. Jarchow conceded to Schachtner on Twitter, saying, "I just called Patty Schachtner and congratulated her on her victory tonight. I look forward to working with her as our new state Senator. Thank you to all who worked so hard for our campaign."