2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Dave Hansen

Senator Dave Hansen (D) Green BayPicture: Senator Dave HansenSenate District 30

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Hansen was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and reelected in a July 2011 recall election.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Republican opposition in the general election.

America Votes Action Fund ($8,336), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($306,365), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($1,942), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($104,963), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($12,174) and Workers' Voice ($2,196) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Hansen.

Wisconsin Family Action Inc - 1.91 Account ($5,487) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($5,611) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Citizens for a Strong America (estimated $15,000) and Club for Growth Wisconsin (estimated $1.3 million) spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Hansen
Raised: $145,789 - Spent: $227,423
Vote: 54.2% - Cost/Vote: $5.30
Disclosed Independent Spending: $435,976
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Macco
Raised: $238,171 - Spent: $229,532
Vote: 45.7% - Cost/Vote: $6.34
Disclosed Independent Spending: $11,098
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $1,315,000
Hansen’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform; Senate Organization; Transportation, Public Safety and Veterans and Military Affairs; Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems; Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51; Council on Tourism.

2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Energy, Biotechnology and Consumer Protection; State and Federal Relations and Information Technology; Senate Organization; Joint Legislative Organization; Special Committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 8/11/11** $109,825
Self $229
Under $100 $40,142
$100 or more $85,551
PACs & Parties $17,900
Other Income $1,966
**Faced a July 2011 recall election.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
8/11/11-12/31/12**
In-District Out-District
$21,057 (24.9%) $63,667 (75.1%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Faced a July 2011 recall election.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
8/11/11-12/31/12**
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $24,341.66
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $17,902.43
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $12,232.75
Education $5,983.56
Health Professionals $5,925.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,912.00
Political/Ideological $4,600.00
Civil servant/public employee $4,309.00
Business $4,178.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,550.00
Energy $2,975.00
Insurance $1,750.00
Agriculture $1,350.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,270.00
Banking & Finance $1,261.11
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,255.00
Natural Resources $1,235.50
Unknown $1,010.00
Health Services/Institutions $920.00
Construction $700.00
Transportation $600.00
Real Estate $362.36

*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.
**Faced a July 2011 recall election.

Top Contributors
1997-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Watson, Jerry & Diane De Pere, WI Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill $4,061
Brogan, John Green Bay, WI Bank of Kaukauna $4,000
Kagen, Steve & Gayle Appleton, WI US representative/Kagen Allergy Clinic $3,950
Smits, Clayton & Rose De Pere, WI Retired $3,565
Weix, Larry & Lou Ann Green Bay, WI St Vincent Hospital $3,245
Ziegelbauer, Gary & Christine Green Bay, WI Triangle Distributing Co Inc $2,962
Riordan Family Monona, WI Northeast Telephone Co/Wisconsin State Telecommunications Assn $2,950
Weinstein, Frances Madison, WI General Beverage $2,930
Dean, James & Bob Green Bay, WI Dean Distributing Inc $2,925
Cuene Family Green Bay, WI Broadway Automotive $2,800

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