2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Travis Tranel

Representative Travis Tranel (R) Cuba CityPicture: Representative Travis TranelAssembly District 49

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Tranel was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

He won a two-way primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Citizens for Southwest Wisconsin ($2,490), Corn PAC ($424), Midwest Victory Team ($677), Volunteers for Agriculture ($10,720) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($8,646) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Tranel. Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($7,500) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Citizens for a Strong America (estimated $5,000) and Jobs First Coalition (estimated $10,000) spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Tranel.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $96,839 - Spent: $76,057
Vote: 54.2% - Cost/Vote: $5.35
Disclosed Independent Spending: $22,956
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $15,000
Raised: $37,950 - Spent: $41,130
Vote: 45.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.43
Disclosed Independent Backing: $7,500
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Tranel’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriculture; Campaigns and Elections; Family Law; Insurance; State and Federal Relations (Chair).

2011-2012: Agriculture; Financial Institutions; Insurance.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $5,149
Self $800
Under $100 $15,244
$100 or more $72,495
PACs & Parties $7,750
Other Income $550

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$27,655 (38.3%) $44,590 (61.7%)

*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 $11,360.00
Insurance $7,600.00
Agriculture $6,525.00
Health Professionals $6,345.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,300.00
Business $5,050.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,275.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,240.00
Construction $4,100.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,775.00
Real Estate $3,300.00
Energy $3,050.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,845.00
Road Construction $2,500.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,250.00
Transportation $2,250.00
Natural Resources $1,505.00
Political/Ideological $1,450.00
Education $1,025.00
Labor Unions $850.00
Unknown $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.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Tranel Family Cuba City, WI Legislator/Tranel Farms USA/Medical Associates Health Centers $14,702
Fritz Family Potosi, WI Tricor Inc $6,500
Schweigert Family Platteville, WI Snap Fitness/Gro Alliance $4,600
Schneller Family Platteville, WI Schneller Properties Inc/Kaiser Permanente/Avista $3,500
Tang, Mathias & Cynthia Platteville, WI Big M Self Storage/Insight Industries $3,000
Jewison, Joe & Gina Platteville, WI Emerald Earth Cattle Co $2,750
Vaassen, Terry & Bonnie Platteville, WI Vaasen, Pluemer CPAs/University of Wisconsin $2,600
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,500
Kraemer-Peterson Family Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction $2,500
Runde Family Belmont, WI First Capitol Salvage $2,500

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