2006 Campaign Finance Profile - John Murtha

Rep. John Murtha (R) BaldwinPicture: Rep. John MurthaAssembly District 29

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Murtha was first elected in 2006.

He won a three way primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Building a Better WI ($23,362), Volunteers for Agriculture ($9,318) and WI Right to Life ($131) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Murtha. The Human Rights League ($21), WEAC ($35,349) and WI League of Conservation Voters ($10,025) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

All Children Matter spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Rep. Murtha.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Murtha
Raised: $90,586 - Spent: $86,622
Vote: 51.6% - Cost/Vote: $8.27
Independent Backing: $32,811
Kittel
Raised: $58,192 - Spent: $47,606
Vote: 48.1% - Cost/Vote: $4.87
Independent Backing: $45,394
Murtha’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Labor and Industry; Rural Economic Development; Small Business; Agriculture.

2005-2006: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $0
Self $1,000
Under $100 $9,519
$100 or more $67,114
PACs & Parties $12,953
Other Income $1
WECF** $0
**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
$23,505 (35.1%) $43,509 (64.9%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Construction $11,438.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $8,375.00
Unknown $6,805.00
Banking & Finance $6,162.30
Agriculture $5,600.00
Road Construction $5,300.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,160.00
Political/Ideological $4,128.24
Health Services/Institutions $3,725.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,290.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,880.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,625.00
Real Estate $2,550.00
Business $2,150.00
Transportation $2,050.00
Health Professionals $1,655.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,223.00
Natural Resources $1,150.00
Energy $750.00
Education $400.00
Insurance $250.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $250.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Derrick Family New Richmond, WI Derrick Construction Co $1,570
Lindus Family Woodville, WI Lindus Construction Inc $1,400
Cullen, Mark & David Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,000
Doornink Family Baldwin, WI Jon-De-Farm $1,000
Hoffman, David & Jane Black River Falls, WI Hoffman Construction $1,000
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $1,000
Murtha, John Baldwin, WI Candidate/Murtha Sanitation $1,000
Smith, Bruce & G Morley III Gordon, WI Saratoga Liquor Co $1,000
Johnson, Charles & Jennifer Racine, WI Visual Numerics $980

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