Posted: July 20, 2015
Attorney General Schimel was first elected Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006 and to his current post in 2014.
He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic and Independent opposition in the general election.
Volunteers for Agriculture ($5,067) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Schimel. Committee for Justice & Fairness - Wisconsin ($783,812), Fair Wisconsin Inc. ($8,327), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($129,994) and Workers' Voice ($81,450) supported his opponent.
Rule of Law Project (estimated $185,000) and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $1.5 million) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Schimel. Greater Wisconsin Committee (estimated $1.2 million) spent undisclosed sums in opposition.
2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $1,375,410 - Spent: $1,364,110
Vote: 51.5% - Cost/Vote: $1.13
Disclosed Independent Backing: $5,222
Estimated Issue Ad Spending: $1.685 million
Raised: $1,012,510 - Spent: $990,229
Vote: 45.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.93
Disclosed Independent Backing: $1,003,582
Estimated Issue Ad Spending: $1.2 million
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
Individuals and Committees*
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$149,165.00|
|Banking & Finance||$82,582.24|
|Civil servant/public employee||$20,850.50|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$10,555.00|
* Individual contributions includes all contributions
Any returned and self contributions are excluded.
**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.
|Schimel, Brad David||Waukesha, WI||Candidate/Waukesha County DA||$50,000|
|Michels Family||Hartland, WI||Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa||$25,000|
|Kern, Robert & Patricia||Waukesha, WI||Generac Corp||$20,000|
|Hendricks Family||Janesville, WI||ABC Supply Co||$19,250|
|Couri, Gerald & Judith||Waukesha, WI||Couri Insurance Agency||$15,000|
|Menard, John Jr & Christopher||Colfax, WI||Menards Inc||$10,100|
|Gentine, Louis & Michele||Elkhart Lake, WI||Sargento Inc||$10,000|
|Wells, K Richard||Milwaukee, WI||Boyle, Boyle & Boyle||$10,000|
|Schuette, Thomas & Connie||Wausau, WI||Wausau Homes||$8,750|
|Bohrer Family||Brookfield, WI||Sobek's Resort/Hays Companies/Hastings Air Energy||$7,700|