2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathleen Vinehout

Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D) AlmaPicture: Senator Kathleen VinehoutSenate District 31

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Senator Vinehout was first elected to the Senate in 2006.

She was unopposed in the primary and faced Republican opposition in the general election.

Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($34,279), Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC ($9,539), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($5) and WEAC PAC ($354,763) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Vinehout. Republican State Leadership Committee Inc. ($291,176) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition to Senator Vukmir.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $226,963 - Spent: $223,105
Vote: 50.3% - Cost/Vote: $7.36
Independent Backing: $398,586
Raised: $211,538 - Spent: $211,629
Vote: 49.6% - Cost/Vote: $7.08
Independent Backing: $291,247
Vinehout’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Education; Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Joint Legislative Audit; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.

2009-2010: Agriculture and Higher Education (Chair); Children and Families and Workforce Development; Economic Development; Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care and Job Creation; Audit (Chair); Joint Audit (Co-chair); Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $4,345
Self $0
Under $100 $30,728
$100 or more $160,971
PACs & Parties $19,353
Other Income $15,911
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$42,545 (26.4%) $118,426 (73.6%)

*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*
Interest Amount
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $17,937.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $17,780.00
Health Professionals $15,273.00
Insurance $13,900.00
Labor Unions $13,787.22
Road Construction $13,400.00
Health Services/Institutions $11,280.00
Political/Ideological $9,536.00
Business $9,400.00
Banking & Finance $8,100.00
Civil servant/public employee $6,655.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $6,650.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $6,420.00
Agriculture $6,325.00
Education $6,165.83
Transportation $3,850.00
Construction $3,350.00
Real Estate $3,300.00
Natural Resources $2,665.00
Unknown $1,950.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,750.00
Energy $750.00
Telecommunications & Computers $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
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kane, Norman & Cynthia Milladore, WI Ligman & Wille/Auburndale Public Schools $4,000
Scharlau, Robert & Connie Arcadia, WI S&S Grain LLP/Christ Lutheran Church $3,700
Hoffman Construction Black River Falls, WI Hoffman Construction $3,600
Kraemer, William J & Scott Peterson Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction $3,000
Barry, Tobias Ladd, IL Illinois Appellate Court $2,500
Fawcett, James T & Welcome Madison, WI Retired $2,500
Johnson, Daniel & Carolyn Eau Claire, WI Physician $2,500
Engel, Andrew & Danielle Oregon, WI State Senate Democratic Campaign Committee/
CUNA Mutual Insurance
Kelly, Terence & Mary Madison, WI Weather Central LLC $2,000
Whelan, Judith Mondovi, WI Farmer $2,000

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