2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Wirch

Senator Robert Wirch (D) Pleasant PrairiePicture: Senator Robert WirchSenate District 22

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Wirch was first elected to the Assembly in 1992, to the Senate in 1996 and reelected in an August 2011 recall election.

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

Racine TEA Party PAC ($250) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Wrch's opponent.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $41,565 - Spent: $19,190
Vote: 69.6% - Cost/Vote: $0.37
Independent Backing: $0
Raised: $7,590 - Spent: $3,094
Vote: 30.3% - Cost/Vote: $0.14
Independent Backing: $250
Wirch’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Finance; Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications; Natural Resources; Joint Finance; Special Committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias; Sporting Heritage Council.

2011-2012: Energy, Biotechnology and Consumer Protection; Labor, Public Safety and Urban Affairs; Natural Resources and Environment; Special Committee on Infant Mortality; Special Committee on Building Wisconsin's Workforce; Special Committee on Strategic Job Creation.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/8/11** $3,791
Self $0
Under $100 $11,866
$100 or more $15,799
PACs & Parties $13,900
Other Income $0
**Faced an August 2011 recall election.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$5,900 (37.3%) $9,899 (62.7%)

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

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $9,815.00
Health Professionals $4,400.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,380.00
Business $1,805.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,450.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,450.00
Political/Ideological $1,375.98
Insurance $1,150.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $950.00
Energy $860.00
Banking & Finance $850.00
Unknown $710.00
Education $677.78
Construction $650.00
Natural Resources $500.00
Transportation $250.00
Health Services/Institutions $125.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $100.00
Real Estate $100.00
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.
**Faced an August 2011 recall election.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Wirch, Robert & Mary Pleasant Prairie, WI Legislator $8,900
Tenuta Family Kenosha, WI Tenuta's Deli & Liquors $5,600
Edenhofer, Carl L & Karen R Salem, WI Edenhofer Law Offices/Brighton School $3,600
OConnor, John Kenosha, WI OConnor, DuMez, et al $3,150
Troha Family Kenosha, WI ATC Leasing Co/JHT Holdings Inc/Jupiter Transportation Co $3,000
Meisler, Herbert & Allen Birmingham, AL Dairyland Greyhound Park $2,855
Thompson, Michael Kenosha, WI Family Foot Clinics of Wisconsin $2,710
Frederick, Ronald & Maureen Reed Kenosha, WI Retired $2,700
Hanson, Thomas & Lois Rhinelander, WI Wisconsin Cable Communications Assn $2,650
Broydrick, Bill & Cynthia Washington, DC Broydrick & Associates $2,500
Gerrars, M William La Crosse, WI Gerrard Ventures $2,500

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