2012 Recall Election Finance Profile - Rebecca Kleefisch

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) Picture: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

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2012 Recall Election Notes and Background

Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch was first elected in 2010.

She was one of six officials who faced recall elections in June 2012 in response to the successful implementation in 2011 of Governor Walker’s plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights. She was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election. In the recall election, unlike a normal general election, the public votes directly for lieutenant governor.

Republican State Leadership Committee Inc. ($29,713) made independent expenditures favoring Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch.

DLCC Wisconsin PAC ($11,219), Fire Fighters for Mahlon Mitchell ($368,508), Planned Parenthod Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($28,734), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($67,792), Wisconsin Education Association Council ($971), Wisconsin Recall Movement ($395) and Working America ($22,229) made independent expenditures in support of her Democratic opponent.

2012 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $1,174,592 - Spent: $1,048,402
Cost 52.9% - Cost/Vote: $0.81
Independent Backing: $29,713
Raised: $342,081 - Spent: $333,932
Cost 47.0% - Cost/Vote: $0.29
Independent Backing: $499,848

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $51,664
Self $273
Under $100 $198,124
$100 or more $868,344
PACs & Parties $106,753
Other Income $1,098

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Manufacturing & Distributing $117,035.00
Political/Ideological $104,227.87
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $103,424.69
Banking & Finance $90,950.00
Construction $90,015.15
Unknown $55,718.11
Business $52,892.50
Health Professionals $50,904.00
Insurance $41,430.55
Real Estate $41,067.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $34,069.27
Road Construction $30,225.00
Transportation $28,190.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $25,430.00
Natural Resources $24,175.00
Agriculture $23,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $21,364.00
Education $13,650.00
Civil servant/public employee $8,396.00
Telecommunications & Computers $6,775.00
Defense $3,025.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,013.56
Energy $2,269.00
Labor Unions $250.00

*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
2007-June 2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Couri, Gerald & Judith Waukesha, WI Couri Insurance Agency $27,500
Fabick, Jere & Rene Oconomowoc, WI Fabco Equipment Inc $27,500
Jorgensen, Susan & Warren Lusthoff Cannon Falls, MN Factory Direct Cabinets $17,000
Holton Family Milwaukee, WI Dublin Contractors Inc $15,450
McKeithan Family Milwaukee, WI Tamarack Petroleum Co $15,200
DeRosa, Pamela Hartland, WI DeRosa Corp $12,500
Mallinger Family Brookfield, WI Metal-Era Inc $10,700
Burke, Kathryn M Fox Point, WI Burke Properties $10,500
DuBois, Charles & Sylvia Pewaukee, WI Standard Process Laboratories $10,500
Briscoe, TD Franklin, WI National Insurance Service $10,200

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