Updated: January 27, 2014
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.
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
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
Individuals and Committees*
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$117,035.00|
|Banking & Finance||$90,950.00|
|Civil servant/public employee||$8,396.00|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$6,775.00|
*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.
|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|