Representative Keith Ripp (R) LodiPicture: Representative Keith RippAssembly District 47

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Ripp was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

He won a four-way primary and faced Democratic and Independent opposition in the general election.

NRA Political Victory Fund ($545), Volunteers for Agriculture ($997) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Ripp. Advancing Wisconsin ($5,736), Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC ($48,707), MTI Voters ($1,305), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,157), Planned Parenthood Votes ($476), WEAC PAC ($513,132) and Wisconsin Professional Police Assocation ($10,785) made independent expenditures supporting his Democratic opponent.

All Children Matter, Coalition for America’s Families and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Ripp.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Ripp
Raised: $136,178 - Spent: $125,934
Vote: 47.9% - Cost/Vote: $8.14
Independent Backing: $2,031
O'Neil
Raised: $147,470 - Spent: $147,470
Vote: 47.8% - Cost/Vote: $9.55
Independent Backing: $581,298
Ripp’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010:  Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Criminal Justice; Transportation.

2007-2008: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $0
Self $2,100
Under $100 $17,300
$100 or more $102,953
PACs & Parties $13,825
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/07-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$22,550 (21.9%) $80,403 (78.1%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Agriculture $18,475.00
Construction $13,992.00
Banking & Finance $9,290.00
Health Professionals $8,335.00
Unknown $8,050.00
Business $7,455.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $7,405.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,420.00
Political/Ideological $5,913.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,425.00
Real Estate $4,765.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,650.00
Road Construction $3,500.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,091.00
Energy $1,950.00
Natural Resources $1,550.00
Transportation $1,350.00
Education $1,300.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,250.00
Insurance $1,150.00
Telecommunications & Computers $850.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2007-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,500
Ripp, Keith & Jean Lodi, WI Legislator/Farmer $2,500
Bryant, Anthony & Andrea Waukesha, WI Century Fence Co $1,250
Aycox, Rod & Leslie Alpharetta, GA LoanMax $1,000
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Zenith Tech $1,000
Caldwell, Ronald & Nancy Arlington, WI Caldwell Farms $1,000
Endres, David & Patricia Lodi, WI Dairy farmer $1,000
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,000
Peterson, Scott & Keri Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction $1,000
Quadracci, James Joel & Caran Hartland, WI Quad-Graphics Inc $1,000
Radtke, Robert & Muriel Winneconne, WI Bob Radtke Inc $1,000
Sharp, Richard & Sherry Richmond, VA School choice $1,000
Walton, Jim & Lynne Bentonville, AR Wal-Mart Stores $1,000
Ziegler, Stephen & Heather Oconomowoc, WI Inpro Corp $1,000

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