2011 Recall Election Finance Profile - Jessica J. King

Senator Jessica J. King (D) Fond du LacPicture: Senator Jessica J. KingSenate District 18

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2011 Recall Election Notes and Background

Senator King was first elected to the Senate in an August 2011 recall election.

Recall elections were held in nine Senate districts in 2011 spurred by the passage of Governor Scott Walker's plan to curtail public employee collective bargaining rights. After winning a two-way primary, Senator King defeated the Republican incumbent, Randy Hopper, in the August recall election.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($4,480), DFA-Wisconsin ($13,273), DLCC Wisconsin PAC ($103,881), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($315,660), PCCC Recall Committee ($363), People for the American Way ($42,843), PFFW Defense Fund ($1,707), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($11,718), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($11,600), We Are Wisconsin PAC ($969,533), WEAC PAC ($43,956), Winnebagoland Uniserv PAC ($5,838), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($6,320), Wisconsin WOMEN VOTE! ($2,635) and Working America ($19,991) made independent expenditures favoring Senator King.

American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee Inc ($1,015), GOPAC Wisconsin PAC ($15,054), NFIB State Trust ($285), NRA Political Victory Fund ($4,952) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($807).

One group, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama PAC (estimated $2,083), made independent expenditures in support of Senator King's opponent but did not register with the state's Government Accountability Board or file any other legally mandated documentation.

Greater Wisconsin Committee, One Wisconsin Now and Progressive Change Campaign Committe & Democracy for America spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Senator King.

2011 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $402,185 - Spent: $368,288
Vote: 51.1% - Cost/Vote: $13.06
Disclosed Independent Spending: $1,553,796
Raised: $440,974 - Spent: $437,151
Vote: 48.8% - Cost/Vote: $16.23
Disclosed Independent Spending: $22,113
King’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Labor, Public Safety and Urban Affairs; Joint Law Revision.

2009-2010: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $3,441
Self $186
Under $100 $151,522
$100 or more $228,675
PACs & Parties $21,802
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$63,488 (27.8%) $164,707 (72.2%)

*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*
Interest Amount
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $43,864.70
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $42,305.49
Education $30,597.17
Labor Unions $27,785.44
Political/Ideological $14,428.42
Unknown $14,071.00
Health Professionals $13,206.53
Business $12,818.00
Civil servant/public employee $12,617.64
Real Estate $5,868.25
Banking & Finance $5,527.45
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,625.55
Insurance $4,350.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,355.00
Agriculture $3,044.06
Telecommunications & Computers $2,997.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,336.12
Health Services/Institutions $2,251.11
Transportation $1,169.00
Natural Resources $1,150.00
Defense $750.00
Construction $444.33
Energy $335.00
Road Construction $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
2005-August 2011
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
King, Jessica Oshkosh, WI Candidate/Compass Law $7,871
Bechthold Family Mequon, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $4,000
Faulkner, Gordon & Judith Madison, WI Access Community Health Center/Epic Systems $4,000
Katz, Don & Rebecca Krantz Madison, WI Many Stones Consulting $4,000
Thomas, James & Anne Fond du Lac, WI Society Insurance $3,150
Wolfberg Family Winnetka, IL Payday Loan Store $3,000
Koeppler, Kurt & Judith Oshkosh, WI Koeppler Management $2,293
Hintz, Stephen & Anne Oshkosh, WI Public Administration Associates $2,100
Miller Family Grafton, WI Miller St Nazianz Inc $2,056
Abert, Grant Hillpoint, WI Kailo Fund $2,000
Ahlberg, Trevor & Harold Irving, TX Cash Store $2,000
Cook, Timothy & Catherine Butte des Morts, WI Clarity Care $2,000
Geisler, Chris & Margaret Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $2,000
Lindemann, Jason & Carie Oshkosh, WI Care Partners $2,000

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