Campaign talks

State Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason) discusses the 2018 campaign as her campaign manager Eric LaGesse listens in Madison on April 17.

Campaign donations tripled in the race for state Sen. Janet Bewley’s seat last year compared to the previous election in 2014, The Badger Project has found in an investigation of campaign finance records.

Bewley, 67, a Democrat from Mason, squeaked by her Republican challenger James Bolen, a tourism official and the owner/operator of Lake Owen Resort in Cable. The incumbent senator won about 51% of the vote in the State Senate’s 25th, a huge, horseshoe-shaped district which covers all of Price County and portions of 12 other counties in the northwest corner of the state.

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