2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Terry Moulton

Senator Terry Moulton (R) Chippewa FallsPicture: Senator Terry MoultonSenate District 23

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Senator Moulton was elected to the Assembly in 2004, lost in 2008 and was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

He was unopposed in the primary and defeated the Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72)  made independent expenditures favoring Senator Moulton. Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($53,740), Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC ($11,174), Corn PAC ($480), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($5), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($2,6002), WEAC PAC ($355,807) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($4,541) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent. 

American Federation for Children, Jobs First Coalition and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Moulton. Building a Stronger Wisconsin spent undislosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $202,542 - Spent: $171,338
Vote: 54.2% - Cost/Vote: $5.28
Independent Backing: $72
Raised: $257,205 - Spent: $251,290
Vote: 45.7% - Cost/Vote: $9.18
Independent Backing: $428,349
Moulton’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Health; Natural Resources and Environment; Workforce Development, Small Business and Tourism (Chair).

2009-2010: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09** $11,967
Self $0
Under $100 $19,523
$100 or more $160,820
PACs & Parties $22,183
Other Income $16
WECF*** $0
**Lost reelection bid to the Assembly in 2008.
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$58,153 (36.2%) $102,668 (63.8%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Lost reelection bid to the Assembly in 2008.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $21,351.00
Political/Ideological $19,033.00
Health Professionals $18,227.00
Business $17,605.90
Construction $15,671.64
Manufacturing & Distributing $14,800.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $13,925.00
Health Services/Institutions $8,500.00
Transportation $6,300.00
Unknown $6,150.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $5,900.00
Agriculture $5,400.00
Real Estate $4,949.00
Insurance $4,910.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,505.90
Education $3,450.00
Natural Resources $3,300.00
Road Construction $2,675.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,300.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,000.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,550.00
Energy $1,100.00
Labor Unions $300.00
Defense $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.
**Lost reelection bid to the Assembly in 2008.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $7,050
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $4,963
Farrow, Peter C & Michelle A Eau Claire, WI Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
Schafer Family Chippewa Falls, WI Gordy's IGA/Gordy's Floral/Gordy's Hardware Hank $4,050
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $4,000
Markquart Family Elk Mound, WI Lee Markquart Inc $3,900
Schilling, Stephen R & Judith Eau Claire, WI FJ Schilling Inc $3,100
Lebakken Family Eau Claire, WI Lebakken Rent-to-Own $2,881
Knox, Randy & Carol W Jefferson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $2,880
Lauer, Steve & Deb Chippewa Falls, WI Lauer Custom Weaponry $2,575

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