2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Rick Gudex

Senator Rick Gudex (R) Fond du LacPicture: Senator Rick GudexSenate District 18

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Gudex was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

He was unopposed in the primary and defeated the Democratic incumbent in the general election.

American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($145,259), Wisconsin Family Action Inc - 1.91 Account ($6,683) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($5,611) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Gudex.

America Votes Action Fund ($7,323), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($706,378), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc ($1,728), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($146,942), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($32,422), Workers' Voice ($5,443) and Working America ($8,013) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce ($900,000) and American Federation of Children ($180,000) spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Gudex.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $332,877 - Spent: $315,095
Vote: 50.3% - Cost/Vote: $7.31
Disclosed Independent Spending: $157,554
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $1,080,000
Raised: $261,576 - Spent: $275,674
Vote: 49.6% - Cost/Vote: $6.49
Independent Spending: $908,250
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Gudex’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Economic Development and Local Government (Chair); Education; Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications; Universities and Technical Colleges; Joint Information Policy and Technology.

2011-2012: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $0
Self $1,591
Under $100 $31,046
$100 or more $273,491
PACs & Parties $26,750
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$65,741 (24.0%) $207,750 (76.0%)

*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
Manufacturing & Distributing $39,360.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $28,930.00
Business $28,921.22
Construction $24,467.00
Health Professionals $21,011.00
Banking & Finance $20,450.00
Road Construction $19,100.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $14,173.00
Political/Ideological $14,050.00
Agriculture $11,025.00
Transportation $10,085.00
Insurance $9,365.00
Real Estate $9,100.00
Natural Resources $8,700.00
Health Services/Institutions $8,185.00
Telecommunications & Computers $7,433.65
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $7,356.06
Energy $6,254.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,350.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,875.00
Education $1,650.00
Unknown $700.00
Labor Unions $250.00
Defense $125.00

*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
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa $7,000
Stayer-Maloney Family Sheboygan, WI Johnsonville Foods $4,000
Jorgensen Family Oconomowoc, WI VJS Construction Services $2,200
Colwin, Joseph & Dawn Campbellsport, WI Mid-State Aluminum $2,000
Gallun, Edwin Hartland, WI Metalcraft of Mayville $2,000
Kellner, Ted D & Mary Mequon, WI Fiduciary Management/Kelben Foundation Inc $2,000
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $2,000
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $2,000
Zietlow, Donald & LaVonne Onalaska, WI Kwik Trip $2,000
Ahern Family Fond du Lac, WI JF Ahern Co/BCI Burke LLC $1,600

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