Thursday, August 16th

Kevin Nicholson (left), Tammy Baldwin (center) and Leah Vukmir (right)(Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

When it comes to Wisconsin's race for the U.S. Senate, Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein has not been shy about spending his cash to get Kevin Nicholson across the finish line in the Republican primary.

On Thursday, the Uihlein-backed Solutions for Wisconsin group unleashed a $911,000 television buy that will be up in several markets through the Tuesday primary.

In all, Uihlein-supported groups have spent $10.7 million on the race in support of Nicholson and against his rival, Leah Vukmir, according to Republican and Democratic operatives tracking media placements.

The latest ad targets Nicholson's GOP opponent, Leah Vukmir, for derisive comments she made about Donald Trump in March 2016. Vukmir later endorsed Trump and campaigned for his election.

Uihlein is a founder of Pleasant Praire-based Uline Corp. He and his wife Elizabeth are currently the top individual contributors nationally to races in the current campaign cycle.