Neubauer managed to take in $866,030 while Hagedorn raised $747,182, more than $100,000 less.
If the liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer is elected over conservative-supported Brian Hagedorn in April to replace retiring liberal-backed Justice Shirley Abrahamson for a 10-year term on the court, liberals would have only to defeat the conservative-backed Justice Daniel Kelly, whose seat is up next year, to take control of the court.
Neubauer says her impartial view of the law has earned her endorsements across the political spectrum.
Hagedorn, who has served as an Appeals Court Judge and as former Gov. Scott Walker's former chief lawyer, believes judges should take a modest approach to the law that steers clear of making the courts another type of Legislature.
Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer -- both of whom have been criticized for partisanship -- said they'll remain independent on the court.
The debate, hosted by the Wisconsin State Bar, WISC-TV and WisPolitics.com, took place as the liberal-backed Neubauer has faced attacks for being in the pocket of liberal special interests while the conservative-supported Hagedorn has been blasted for his anti-gay views.
The withdrawal, possibly the first ever announced by the organization that represents the real estate industry, comes from an influential underwriter of conservative-backed state Supreme Court candidates in recent years.
Hagedorn accepted the money for speeches he gave in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to Alliance Defending Freedom, which has supported criminalizing sodomy and sterilizing transgender people.
Also, candidate Lisa Neubauer stopped making public a list of customers for her husband's cleaning supply business on disclosure forms a decade ago.