2012 Recall Election Finance Profile - Terry Moulton

Senator Terry Moulton (R) Chippewa FallsPicture: Senator Terry MoultonSenate District 23

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2012 Recall Election Notes and Background

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).

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $43,171
Self $0
Under $100 $27,534
$100 or more $205,299
PACs & Parties $34,925
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$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.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*

Interest Amount
Health Professionals $28,215.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $27,064.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $25,545.00
Banking & Finance $22,225.00
Road Construction $16,650.00
Construction $14,410.00
Health Services/Institutions $13,650.00
Political/Ideological $10,375.37
Agriculture $10,315.00
Insurance $8,675.00
Business $8,620.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $8,450.00
Real Estate $7,700.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $7,385.00
Transportation $7,325.00
Natural Resources $5,193.06
Telecommunications & Computers $3,725.00
Unknown $3,500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,000.00
Education $2,600.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,350.00
Energy $2,082.00
Labor Unions $1,000.00
Defense $170.00

*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
2001-June 2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
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

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