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Jennifer Shilling

Republican state Senate candidate reports no money

An Onalaska Republican has reported raising no money in his bid to become the GOP nominee in a race for a western Wisconsin state Senate seat.

John Sarnowski and La Crosse's Dan Kapanke are vying for the GOP nomination in the 32nd Senate District, which includes parts of La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford counties. Kapanke held the seat from 2004 to 2011, when voters removed him from office and installed Democrat Jennifer Shilling in a recall spurred by anger over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions.

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file reports with the state Elections Commission detailing campaign fundraising and spending over the first...