2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathleen Vinehout

Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D) AlmaPicture: Senator Kathleen VinehoutSenate District 31

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Vinehout was first elected in 1990.

She won a two way primary and faced a Republican incumbent in the general election.

NARAL Pro-Choice WI ($57), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($9,667) and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($137) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Vinehout. Volunteers for Agriculture ($8,179), WI Hospitals ($1,804), WI Right to Life ($131) and Working Families ($45,273) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

The Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Senator Vinehout.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Vinehout
Raised: $191,383 - Spent: $187,021
Vote: 51.6% - Cost/Vote: $5.86
Independent Backing: $9,861
Brown
Raised: $320,933 - Spent: $313,907
Vote: 48.3% - Cost/Vote: $10.50
Independent Backing: $55,388
Vinehout’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Agriculture and Higher Education (Chair); Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing; Health and Human Services; Judiary and Corrections.

2005-2006: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $0
Self $7,959
Under $100 $28,747
$100 or more $135,040
PACs & Parties $19,636
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/06
In-District Out-District
$38,532 (28.5%) $96,508 (71.5%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $22,527.95
Political/Ideological $22,316.42
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $18,691.67
Labor Unions $18,140.00
Health Professionals $11,523.00
Education $10,367.46
Civil servant/public employee $8,240.00
Business $6,450.00
Unknown $6,090.00
Agriculture $4,400.00
Real Estate $4,200.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,970.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,425.00
Banking & Finance $3,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,575.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,300.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,810.00
Natural Resources $1,700.00
Construction $850.00
Insurance $800.00
Energy $550.00
Transportation $400.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Vinehout, Kathleen Alma, WI Candidate/Dairy farmer $7,959
Fawcett, James T & Welcome Madison, WI Retired $2,000
Kane, Norman & Norman Milladore, WI Ligman & Wille/Wisconsin Rapids School District $2,000
Kelly, Terence & Mary Madison, WI Shockley Communications Corp $2,000
Scharlau, Robert & Connie Arcadia, WI Christ Lutheran Church $2,000
Kanno, Hiroshi & Arlene Wisconsin Dells, WI Retired $1,800
Engel, Andrew & Danielle Fitchburg, WI Epic Systems/
State Senate Democratic Campaign Comm
$1,760
Johnson, Daniel & Carolyn Eau Claire, WI Physician $1,350
Rottier, Daniel Madison, WI Habush, Habush, et al $1,300
Farley, Eugene & Linda Verona, WI UW Medical School $1,058

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