2016 Campaign Finance Profile - Jennifer Shilling

Senator Jennifer Shilling (D) La CrossePicture: Senator Jennifer ShillingSenate District 32

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Senator Shilling was first elected to the Assembly in 2000 and to the Senate in an August 2011 recall election.

She won a two-way primary and faced Republican and Independent opposition in the general election. Her Republican challenger was the incumbent she had defeated in the 2011 recall election.

Working America Coalition ($630) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Shilling. NRA Political Victory Fund - Federal PAC ($1,230), Wisconsin Family Action Inc. - 1.91 Account ($27) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($1,160) supported his opponent.

Americans for Prosperity (estimated $35,000) and Republican State Leadership Committee (estimated $215,000) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Senator Shilling's opponent.

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Shilling
Raised: $516,014 - Spent: $389,188
Vote: 48.9% - Cost/Vote: $8.93
Disclosed Independent Backing: $630
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Kapanke
Raised: $334,300 - Spent: $338,921
Vote: 48.8% - Cost/Vote: $7.79
Disclosed Independent Backing: $2,417
Estimated "IssueAd" Spending: $250,000
Shilling’s Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Senate Organization; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Legislative Council.

2015-2016: Senate Organization; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Legislative Council.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** ($2,450)
Self $0
Under $100 $44,892
$100 or more $211,925
PACs & Parties $258,199
Other Income $999

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
In-District Out-District
$86,290 (40.7%) $125,635 (59.3%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $157,087.21
Labor Unions $50,225.00
Civil servant/public employee $34,940.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $33,185.00
Health Services/Institutions $26,220.00
Health Professionals $20,200.00
Energy $19,095.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $17,654.59
Manufacturing & Distributing $15,950.00
Banking & Finance $13,725.00
Insurance $11,697.00
Education $11,625.00
Natural Resources $10,215.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $8,650.00
Business $7,260.00
Real Estate $6,800.00
Construction $5,900.00
Agriculture $5,620.00
Unknown $5,100.00
Transportation $3,100.00
Road Construction $3,000.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,800.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,075.00

*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.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
1999-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Abele, Chris Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee County Executive $26,000
Shilling, Jennifer & Chris La Crosse, WI Legislator/Sagebrush Corp $10,700
Kind, Ronald & Tawni La Crosse, WI US representative/La Crosse Court Reporter $4,633
Padesky, Timothy & Tara Johnson La Crosse, WI TD Padesky Electric Inc/La Crosse County Board $4,449
Schnick, Ronald & Rosalie La Crosse, WI Roz Schnick Consulting $4,020
Frank, Steve & Mike Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $4,000
Melby, Bruce Onalaska, WI La Crosse Beverage $4,000
Frank, Donald & Barbara La Crosse, WI Retired $3,850
Geisler, Chris & Margaret Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $3,750
Heim, Patricia La Crosse, WI OFlaherty, Heim, et al $3,425

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