Updated: January 27, 2014
Senator Moulton was elected to the Assembly in 2004, lost in 2008, first elected to the Senate in 2010 and reelected in a June 2012 recall election.
Recall elections were held in four Senate districts in 2012 including Senator Moulton's district. There was no Republican primary and he faced Democratic opposition in the recall election.
National Rifle Assocation of America ($513), NRA Political Victory Fund ($364), Republican State Leadership Committee Inc. ($409,386), Volunteers for Agriculture ($29,611) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($1,058) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Moulton.
DLCC Wisconsin PAC ($146,411), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($562,905), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($3,108), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($11,164), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($203,972), Wisconsin Education Assocation Council ($1,215), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($36,963) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($809) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.
Center for Union Facts, Club for Growth Wisconsin and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Moulton. Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.
2012 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $267,758 - Spent: $256,798
Vote: 56.6% - Cost/Vote: $6.44
Disclosed Independent Spending: $440,932
Raised: $230,012 - Spent: $216,881
Vote: 43.3% - Cost/Vote: $7.11
Disclosed Independent Spending: $966,547
Moulton’s Committee Assignments
2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism (Chair); Health and Human Services; Natural Resources; Special Committee on 911 Communications; Small Business Regulatory Board; Agricultural and Workforce Development Council; Council on Tourism.
2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Health; Natural Resources and Environment; Workforce Development, Small Business and Tourism (Chair).
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
|$61,367 (29.9%)||$143,932 (70.1%)|
*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
Individuals and Committees*
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$27,064.00|
|Banking & Finance||$22,225.00|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$3,725.00|
|Civil servant/public employee||$2,350.00|
*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.
|Fabick, Jere C||Oconomowoc, WI||Fabco Equipment Inc||$15,750|
|Walton Family||Bentonville, AR||Walmart Stores||$7,050|
|Farrow, Peter & Michelle||Chippewa Falls, WI||
Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
|Markquart Family||Eau Claire, WI||Lee Markquart Inc||$5,450|
|Bechthold Family||Mequon, WI||Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech||$4,963|
|Schafer Family||Chippewa Falls, WI||Gordy's IGA/Gordy's Hardware Hank/Gordy's Floral||$4,050|
|Kern, Robert & Patricia||Waukesha, WI||Generac Corp||$4,000|
|Taylor, Don & Carol||Waukesha, WI||Waukesha State Bank||$4,000|
|Wanek Family||Arcadia, WI||Ashley Furniture Industries||$4,000|
|Kewan, Thomas & Margene||Eau Claire, WI||Retired||$3,775|