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Hulsey considering reelection bid, despite no fundraising

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison democrat Rep. Brett Hulsey tells 27 News he's considering a re-election run, despite six months of virtually no campaign fundraising, and a marked disadvantage in funds to his two, announced competitors.

Hulsey's campaign finance report filed with the state government accountability board this week shows a total of  $150 in campaign contributions from two donors since July of last year. Hulsey's campaign lists cash on hand as $188.

Meanwhile, his opponents in the race for this assembly seat, Madison alder persons Mark Clear and Lisa Subeck, list cash on hand in their reports as $5,137, and $4,598, respectively.

"I've always been outspent," Hulsey tells 27 News. "If we decide to run, I'll raise money."

In the recent past, Hulsey has indicated considering a switch from the democratic party, to being identified as an independent.

Hulsey's campaign finance report shows transfers from his campaign committee to the democratic party of Wisconsin's campaign committee of $155.

Hulsey tells 27 News there's been no decision on whether any re-election bid would be as a democrat or independent.

Hulsey has sparred with some fellow democrats, including Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, over Hulsey's disorderly conduct citation for interfering with a child at a Madison beach, and a former Hulsey aide's complaint to State Capitol Police over Hulsey's conduct.

Hulsey says he's focused on representing his constituents, including preparation of a letter to the U.S. Attorney over what Hulsey claims was possible criminal wrongdoing by Governor Walker and his administration, in refusing to accept available federal funds to expand the number of recipients of Medicaid.
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