2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Van H. Wanggaard

Senator Van H. Wanggaard (R) RacinePicture: Senator Van H. WanggaardSenate District 21

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Senator Wanggaard was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Wanggaard. Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($80,368), Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC ($9,099), Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($4,917), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($4,957), Voces de la Frontera Action Committee ($855) and WEAC PAC ($424,916) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Senator Wanggaard.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $262,858 - Spent: $256,369
Vote: 52.5% - Cost/Vote: $8.00
Independent Backing: $72
Raised: $249,478 - Spent: $261,978
Vote: 47.4% - Cost/Vote: $9.06
Independent Backing: $525,111
Wanggaard’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Insurance and Housing; Labor, Public Safety and Urban Affairs (Chair); Natural Resources and Environment; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems; Building Inspector Review Board; State Council on Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

2009-2010: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $4,487
Self $0
Under $100 $25,603
$100 or more $213,942
PACs & Parties $23,313
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$60,809 (28.6%) $151,583 (71.4%)

*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
Banking & Finance $32,284.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $28,589.50
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $22,515.00
Construction $19,047.50
Business $17,089.06
Political/Ideological $14,574.04
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $13,875.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $13,066.00
Health Professionals $12,600.00
Insurance $8,600.00
Transportation $8,250.00
Telecommunications & Computers $7,925.00
Civil servant/public employee $6,455.00
Health Services/Institutions $5,960.00
Natural Resources $5,575.00
Real Estate $4,850.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,530.00
Road Construction $4,425.00
Unknown $1,500.00
Education $1,495.00
Energy $1,300.00
Labor Unions $900.00
Agriculture $300.00

*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
Wanggaard, Van H Racine, WI Candidate $8,000
Walton Family Betnon, AR Walmart Stores $4,000
Johnson, Charles & Jennifer Racine, WI Visual Numerics $3,000
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $3,000
Bryant, Anthony & Andrea Waukesha, WI Century Fence Co $2,500
Antonneau Family Racine, WI David Security Insurance $2,150
Cherchian, Ara A & Valerie Hartland, WI Cherchian Investments $2,000
Einhorn, Steve & Nancy Milwaukee, WI Capital Midwest Fund $2,000
Hellman, Allison B & Elizabeth M Black River Falls, WI Wisconsin DNR/Preferred Distributors $2,000
Jansson, Peter & Karen Racine, WI Jansson, Shupe & Munger $2,000
Kunz, David L & Vicky L La Crosse, WI Kwik Trip $2,000
MacDonough, John & Kathleen Hartland, WI Bradley Technology & Trade School Foundation $2,000
Nichols, Thomas J & Theresa Elm Grove, WI Meissner, Tierney, et al $2,000
Schuemann, Robert & Margaret River Hills, WI Retired $2,000
Taylor, Don & Carol Waukesha, WI Waukesha State Bank $2,000

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