Representative Travis Tranel (R) Cuba CityPicture: Representative Travis TranelAssembly District 49

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Representative Tranel was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

He won a two-way primary and defeated the Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Citizens for Southwest Wisconsin ($1,942) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Tranel. Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($1,059), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($2), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($87,175) and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($1,470) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

American Federation for Children, Jobs First Coalition, Wisconsin Family Action Inc. and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Representative Tranel.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Tranel
Raised: $93,471 - Spent: $92,771
Vote: 56.9% - Cost/Vote: $8.93
Independent Backing: $2,014
Garthwaite
Raised: $50,356 - Spent: $62,262
Vote: 43.0% - Cost/Vote: $7.94
Independent Backing: $89,706
Tranel’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Agriculture; Financial Institutions; Insurance.

2009-2010: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $3,707
Self $375
Under $100 $8,617
$100 or more $72,454
PACs & Parties $12,025
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/09-12/31/10
In-District Out-District
$33,664 (47.1%) $37,790 (52.9%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/09-12/31/10
Interest Amount
Manufacturing & Distributing $9,000.00
Banking & Finance $8,574.00
Health Professionals $6,675.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,620.00
Agriculture $6,550.00
Insurance $6,250.00
Business $5,300.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $4,140.00
Construction $3,800.00
Road Construction $3,800.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,495.00
Real Estate $2,450.00
Political/Ideological $2,438.00
Transportation $2,400.00
Unknown $1,850.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,800.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,775.00
Education $1,500.00
Energy $1,150.00
Natural Resources $550.00
Labor Unions $500.00
Civil servant/public employee $250.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $125.00

*Individual contributions includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Committee contributions of any amount are included. Any returned and self contributions are excluded.

Top Contributors
2007-2010
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Tranel Family Cuba City, WI Candidate/Tranel Farms USA/Medical Associates Health Centers $13,902
Fritz Family Potosi, WI Tricor Inc $4,500
Schweigert, Lou Platteville, WI Gro Alliance/Snap Fitness $2,600
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,500
James Family Fennimore, WI H James & Sons Inc $2,350
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $2,000
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp $2,000
Sadoff Family Milwaukee, WI Badger Liquor $2,000
Schneller, James & Karen Platteville, WI Avista/Schneller Properties Inc $2,000
Streich, John & Michelle Platteville, WI Efutures/First Capital AG $2,000
Tang, Mathias & Cynthia Platteville, WI Big M Self Storage/Insight Industries $2,000
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $2,000

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