2012 Recall Election Finance Profile - Scott Fitzgerald

Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R) JuneauPicture: Senator Scott FitzgeraldSenate District 13

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2012 Recall Election Notes and Background

Senator Fitzgerald was first elected to the Senate in 1994.

Recall elections were held in four Senate districts in 2012 including Senator Fitzgerald's district. He had no primary opposition and he faced Democratic and Independent opposition in the recall election

NRA Politcial Victory Fund ($277) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($1,058) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Fitzgerald.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($819), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($25,210) and Wisconsin Education Assocation Council ($1,464) made independent expenditures supporting his Democratic opponent.

Center for Union Facts and Club for Growth Wisconsin spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Fitzgerald. Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.

2012 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $837,029 - Spent: $647,149
Vote: 58.3% - Cost/Vote: $13.73
Disclosed Independent Spending: $1,335
Raised: $264,622 - Spent: $258,701
Vote: 40.7% - Cost/Vote: $7.86
Disclosed Independent Spending: $27,493
Fitzgerald’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Senate Organization (Chair); Joint Employment Relations; Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Legislative Council.

2011-2012: Senate Organization (Chair); Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Employment Relations; Conference on January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11 (Co-chair); Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $69,597
Self $0
Under $100 $213,308
$100 or more $568,142
PACs & Parties $55,580
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$81,389 (14.3%) $486,753 (85.7%)

*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
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $132,817.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $59,115.00
Health Professionals $57,330.00
Banking & Finance $37,658.00
Business $35,249.07
Construction $28,731.50
Health Services/Institutions $26,335.00
Real Estate $25,079.99
Agriculture $21,579.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $21,042.00
Energy $20,450.00
Insurance $20,245.00
Road Construction $19,200.00
Telecommunications & Computers $17,020.00
Unknown $16,915.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $16,775.00
Natural Resources $16,600.00
Transportation $16,070.00
Labor Unions $9,650.00
Education $8,045.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $7,550.00
Political/Ideological $5,430.00
Civil servant/public employee $4,735.00
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
1993-June 2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Fitzgerald, Scott & Lisa Juneau, WI Legislator/Waupun School District $31,734
Fabick, Jere Oconomowoc, WI Fabco Equipment Inc $16,000
Madrigrano Family Brookfield, WI WOW Distributing/CJW Distributors $8,403
Wolfberg Family Winnetka, IL Payday Loan Store $8,000
Kraut Family Oconomowoc, WI Genesee Aggregate Co/American State Equipment $6,980
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp $6,550
Foulkes, Duane & Kathy Beaver Dam, WI Apache Stainless Steel $6,125
Alexander, Joseph M Madison, WI Alexander Co $5,250
Mckeithan, Daniel Jr Milwaukee, WI Tamarack Petroleum Co $5,000
Schierl, Paul Green Bay, WI Cornerstone Foundation or NE Wisconsin $5,000

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