2013 Special Election Profile - Bob Kulp

Representative Bob Kulp (R) Stratford Picture: Representative Bob KulpAssembly District 69

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2013 Special Election Notes and Background

Representative Kulp was first elected to the Assembly in a November 2013 special election.

He won a four-way primary and faced Democratic and Independent opposition in the special election.

Jobs First Coalition Political Fund ($13,500), NRA Political Victory Fund ($2,408), Wisconsin Family Action Inc - 1.11 Account ($11.05) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kulp. American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($45,095) made independent expenditures supporing one of his primary opponents. Wisconsin Liberty Movement ($984) made independent expenditures in opposition to his nomination in the primary but did not indicate support for a particular candidate.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Representative Kulp.

2013 Special Election Finance Summary
Raised: $87,446 - Spent: $81,287
Vote: 67.3% - Cost/Vote: $17.30
Independent Backing: $16,419
Raised: $9,400 - Spent: $8,769
Vote: 24.0% - Cost/Vote: $5.22
Independent Backing: $0
Kulp’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Judicary; Labor; Transportation; Ways and Means; Workforce Development.

2011-2012: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 7/1/13 $0
Self $5,802
Under $100 $4,182
$100 or more $63,675
PACs & Parties $13,787
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*

In-District Out-District
$22,525 (35.4%) $41,150 (64.6%)

*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
Construction $13,625.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $8,550.00
Political/Ideological $6,186.62
Banking & Finance $5,850.00
Health Professionals $5,700.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,800.00
Transportation $4,800.00
Agriculture $4,000.00
Real Estate $3,950.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,925.00
Insurance $3,725.00
Natural Resources $2,200.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,150.00
Business $2,000.00
Road Construction $1,500.00
Energy $1,450.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,000.00
Education $750.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $700.00
Unknown $700.00
Civil servant/public employee $500.00
Labor Unions $500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $400.00

*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
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kulp, Robert Allen Stratford, WI Kulps Roofing/Candidate $5,802
Cullen Family Waunakee, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,500
Hilgemann Family Stratford, WI A&B Processing Systems $1,500
Aycox, Rod & Leslie Vail Alpharetta, GA LoanMax $1,000
Kafka, Glenn & Beverly Stratford, WI Kafka Granite $1,000
Sadoff, Gary & Lacy Milwaukee, WI Badger Liquor $1,000

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