2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Roger Breske

Senator Roger Breske (D) Elderon Picture: Senator Roger BreskeSenate District 12

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Senator Breske was first elected in a November 1990 special election.

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

Volunteers for Agriculture ($9,433) and WEAC ($299,960) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Breske. Building a Better Wisconsin ($12,531) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in oppostion to Senator Breske.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Breske
Raised: $164,019 - Spent: $191,668
Vote: 53.5% - Cost/Vote: $4.05
Independent Backing: $309,393
Tiffany
Raised: $222,346 - Spent: $221,620
Vote: 46.5% - Cost/Vote: $5.39
Independent Backing: $12,531
Breske’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Higher Education and Tourism; Council on Natural Resources and Transportation; Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.

2003-2004: Higher Education and Tourism; Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs and Government Reform; Transportation and Information Infrastructure.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/01 $38,226
Self $0
Under $100 $41,722
$100 or more $93,977
PACs & Parties $21,292
Other Income $7,028
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/01-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$29,156 (31.0%) $64,821 (69.0%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/01-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $21,094
Labor Unions $12,580
Insurance $7,935
Transportation $6,438
Business $6,260
Health Professionals $6,094
Political/Ideological $5,787
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,240
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $5,036
Banking & Finance $4,765
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,545
Unknown $4,451
Energy $4,100
Construction $4,019
Health Services/Institutions $3,550
Road Construction $3,300
Natural Resources $3,125
Agriculture $2,600
Civil servant/public employee $1,890
Telecommunications & Computers $1,410
Real Estate $850
Education $200
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Bushman Family Galloway, WI Bushman Potato Farms $2,100
Simek, Joe Medford, WI Brass Rail/Enerquip $2,100
Radtke, James & Margaret Wittenberg, WI Wittenberg Pharmacy $1,900
Solberg, Trygve Minocqua, WI TA Solberg Co $1,800
Shinners, George & Matthew Antigo, WI Antigo Construction $1,650
Brickner Family Wausau, WI Brickner Motors $1,550
Resch, Floyd & Gloria Birnamwood, WI Resch’s Tile Co $1,500
Cornellier, Larry Sr & Larry Jr Beloit, WI Cornellier Fireworks $1,450
Dhaliwal, Darshan & Debra Mequon, WI Bulk Petroleum $1,400
Connor, Richard Jr & Gordon Laona, WI Nicolet Hardwoods $1,350

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