Buying Time 2019 - Wisconsin

This page features Wisconsin Supreme Court television advertisements from the 2019 election cycle.

February 22, 2019

In the general election on April 2, 2019, two candidates will compete for the seat of incumbent Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is not seeking re-election. Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer and Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn will compete for Abrahamson’s seat in the nonpartisan general election for a 10-year term on the court.

Kantar Media/CMAG: Estimated Total TV Spending: $1,055,800

  • Estimated spending by Brian Hagedorn: $275,230
  • Estimated spending by Lisa Neubauer: $506,990
  • Estimated spending by Greater Wisconsin Committee: $262,180
  • Estimated spending by Greater Wisconsin Political Fund: $11,400

*Spending figures last updated March 19, 2019

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February 20 - Hagedorn Rewarding

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In this ad, Brian Hagedorn says "we need to show compassion, but we also need to hold people accountable, and that's exactly what I'll do on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."

Sponsor: Brian Hagedorn 

Estimated Spending: $241,140

March 4 - Neubauer Fair Impartial Independent

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This ad says Lisa Neubauer is "recognized for her fair, impartial, independent voice on our court." 

Sponsor: Lisa Neubauer 

Estimated Spending: $506,990

March 7 - Views Like This

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This ad says Brian Hagedorn "helps run a new school that bans students, teachers, and parents for being gay," and asks viewers to "ask Judge Brian Hagedorn, with views like this, how can he possibly be fair?"

Sponsor: Greater Wisconsin Committee

Estimated Spending: $262,180


March 16 - Extreme

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This ad says Hagedorn is "for outlawing all abortions" and "suggested victims of rape be denied emergency contraception."

Sponsor: Greater Wisconsin Committee Political Fund

Estimated Spending: $11,400


March 15 - Liberal Special Interests

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This ad says "liberal special interests are trying to take over our Supreme Court."

Sponsor: Brian Hagedorn

Estimated Spending: $34,090