2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Chris Larson

Senator Chris Larson (D) MilwaukeePicture: Senator Chris LarsonSenate District 7

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Senator Larson was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

He defeated the Democratic incumbent in the primary and faced Republican opposition in the general election.

Citizens for a Progressive Wisconsin PAC ($48,836), Citizens for a Progressive Wisconsin Political Fund ($19,269), Voces de la Frontera Action Committee ($108) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($5,328) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Larson. Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($12) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent in the general election. American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($47,025), Operating Engineers 39 PAC ($13,086) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($154) made independent expenditures supporting his primary opponent, the Democratic incumbent.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Larson
Raised: $102,641 - Spent: $103,695
Vote: 57.1% - Cost/Vote: $2.79
Independent Backing: $73,540
Ripp
Raised: $52,987 - Spent: $52,454
Vote: 42.7% - Cost/Vote: $1.89
Independent Backing: $12
Larson’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Education; Insurance and Housing; Natural Resources and Environment; Joint Information Policy and Technology.

2009-2010: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $0
Self $3,000
Under $100 $19,932
$100 or more $60,573
PACs & Parties $17,600
Other Income $1,535
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/07-12/31/10
In-District Out-District
$18,851 (31.8%) $40,472 (68.2%)

*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*
1/1/07-12/31/10
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $16,225.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $11,585.00
Political/Ideological $8,700.00
Civil servant/public employee $5,875.00
Education $5,807.48
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $4,210.00
Banking & Finance $3,882.84
Telecommunications & Computers $3,100.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,021.00
Health Professionals $2,475.00
Business $2,270.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,067.09
Real Estate $1,350.00
Construction $1,125.00
Unknown $980.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $800.00
Energy $650.00
Defense $500.00
Insurance $500.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $450.00
Road Construction $150.00
Transportation $100.00

*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
Larson, Christopher Milwaukee, WI Candidate/Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors $3,000
Briscoe, Tom & Cheri Milwaukee, WI Retired $1,750
Hastreiter, Edward & Joseph Lodi, WI EWH Small Business Accounting $1,150
Black, Spencer Madison, WI Legislator $1,000
Brandstetter, Thomas Milwaukee, WI Columbia-St Mary's Hospital $1,000
Knauss, Dan Milwaukee, WI New Local Media $1,000
Long, Emily Milwaukee, WI Community Development Advocates $1,000
Mamalakis, Emmanuel Brookfield, WI SXP Analytics $1,000
Vahey, Raymond Milwaukee, WI Retired $1,000
Zerban, Robert & Cornelia Kenosha, WI Kenosha County Board of Supervisors $1,000

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