2006 Campaign Finance Profile - John Lehman

Senator John Lehman (D) RacinePicture: Senator John LehmanSenate District 21

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Lehman was first elected to the Assembly in 1996 and the Senate in 2006.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Republican opposition in the general election.

The Human Rights League ($21), NARAL Pro-Choice WI ($57), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($14,065), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($158), and WEAC ($142,525) and the WI League of Conservation Voters ($6,689) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Lehman. All Children Matter WI ($24,429), NRA Political Victory Fund ($198), WI Hospitals ($579), and WI Right to Life ($85) made independent expenditures in support of his opponent.

AFT-Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Senator Lehman. All Children Matter and WI Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts in opposition.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Lehman
Raised: $202,960 - Spent: $214,081
Vote: 53.0% - Cost/Vote: $6.75
Independent Backing: $163,514
McReynolds
Raised: $398,016 - Spent: $399,093
Vote: 46.9% - Cost/Vote: $14.22
Independent Backing: $25,292
Lehman’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Finance; Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing; Education (Chair); Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs; Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Joint Finance.

2005-2006 Assembly: Education; Education Reform; Insurance; Workforce Development.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05** $18,188
Self $100
Under $100 $46,101
$100 or more $135,050
PACs & Parties $20,738
Other Income $970
WECF*** $0
**Previous campaign in 2004.
***voluntary spending limit system.
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/06**
In-District Out-District
$48,411 (36.1%) $85,610 (63.9%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.
**Previous campaign in 2004.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/06**
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $26,315.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $15,815.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $14,645.00
Political/Ideological $13,288.48
Education $12,740.00
Health Professionals $12,023.00
Civil servant/public employee $9,090.00
Business $8,800.00
Unknown $8,557.00
Road Construction $4,550.00
Telecommunications & Computers $4,140.00
Real Estate $4,025.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,980.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,850.00
Insurance $2,662.50
Construction $2,475.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,135.70
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,100.00
Banking & Finance $1,635.00
Agriculture $1,000.00
Energy $520.00
Transportation $287.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Previous campaign in 2004.

Top Contributors
1995-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Lehman, John & Catherine Racine, WI Legislator $2,461
Jobin-Leeds, Greg & Maria Cambridge, MA Schott Foundation/Access Strategies Fund $2,000
Kelly, Terry & Mary Madison, WI Shockley Communications Corp $2,000
Leeds, Gerald & Lilo Great Neck, NY Institute for Community Development & the Arts $2,000
Georgeson, Russ & Ruth Oshkosh, WI Retired $1,700
Lehman , Warren & Phyllis Racine, WI Retired $1,700
Stoll, Jo & Joseph Madison, WI Legislative aide/UW Hospital & Clinics $1,700
Georgeson, John & Cynthia Racine, WI SC Johnson & Sons $1,500
Larsen, Tony Racine, WI Olympia Brown Unitarian Church $1,400
Nettles, Willard & June Racine, WI All Saints Healthcare $1,250

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