Updated: January 27, 2014
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.
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
|$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.
Individuals and Committees*
|Civil servant/public employee||$12,617.64|
|Banking & Finance||$5,527.45|
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$3,355.00|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$2,997.00|
*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.
|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|