2014 Campaign Finance Profile - Scott Walker

Scott Walker (R) Picture: Governor Scott WalkerGovernor

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Republican Governor Scott Walker was first elected to a four-year term as governor in the 2010 general election and survived a June 2012 recall election.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced one Democratic and two Independent opponents in the general election.

Citizens for Southwest Wisconsin ($1,527), Conservative Young Professionals ($318), Conservatives for Scott Walker ($63,500), National Rifle Assocation of America ($2,532,741), Right Direction Wisconsin PAC ($3,960,562), Volunteers for Agriculture ($69,859), Wisconsin Family Action - 1.91 Account ($17,876), Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155), Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($545) made independent expenditures favoring Governor Walker.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($25,000), Educators for Better Schools ($537), Fair Wisconsin Inc. ($9,947), Fire Fighters for a Better Wisconsin ($159,420), Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC ($1,218, 468), IAFF FIREPAC Wisconsin Non-Federal ($1,869), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Political Fund ($225,003), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Inc. ($290,249), Progressive Kick Wisconsin IE Committee ($411,000), Progressives for Victory 2014 ($13,843), Service Employees International Union COPE ($130,665), Service Employees Local 150 ($8,089), UFCW International Union Working Families Advocacy Project ($170,496), Voces de la Frontera Action Committee ($21,641), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($2,729,603), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($1,303,285), Wisconsin WOMEN VOTE ($2,217,699), and Workers' Voice ($456,417) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Americans for Prosperity (estimated $1.1 million), America's Political Action Committee (estimated $156,000), Faith & Freedom Coalition (estimated $50,000), Wisconsin Homeowner Alliance ($200,000) and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $4.5 million) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" in support of Governor Walker; Greater Wisconsin Committee (estimated $5.2 million) and NARAL Pro-Choice America (estimated $600,000) in opposition.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $34,418,139 - Spent: $35,706,353
Vote: 52.3% - Cost/Vote: $28.35
Disclosed Independent Backing: $6,647,083
Estimated "Issue Ad" spending: $6.006 million

Raised: $16,938,823 - Spent: $17,129,192
Vote: 46.6% - Cost/Vote: $15.25
Disclosed Independent Backing: $9,393,230
Estimated "Issue Ad" spending: $5.8 million

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 7/1/12** $1,617,640
Self $0
Under $100 $3,900,085
$100 or more $26,016,512
PACs & Parties $4,103,327
Other Income $398,216

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

Interest Group Contributions
from Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,757,533.95
Political/Ideological $3,449,566.35
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,497,652.65
Banking & Finance $2,168,140.42
Unknown $2,053,168.81
Construction $1,606,747.65
Business $1,333,404.23
Health Professionals $1,259,137.27
Real Estate $1,179,857.80
Transportation $1,037,515.54
Agriculture $897,308.85
Health Services/Institutions $867,058.54
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $830,170.67
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $777,329.88
Natural Resources $753,312.81
Insurance $591,450.02
Telecommunications & Computers $293,875.97
Education $290,974.39
Road Construction $263,069.96
Energy $260,906.97
Non-Profit/Social Services $243,121.00
Civil servant/public employee $143,035.48
Labor Unions $86,953.00
Defense $43,998.99

* 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.

Any returned and self contributions are excluded.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Hendricks Family Janesville, WI ABC Supply Co $557,538
Perry, Bob & Doylene Houston, TX Perry Homes $500,000
DeVos Family Grand Rapids, MI Alticor/Windquest/DP Fox Ventures LLC $342,600
Uihlein, Richard & Elizabeth Lake Forest, IL Uline Shipping Supplies $284,500
Humphreys, Ethelmae & David C Joplin, MO TAMKO Building Products $280,000
Adelson, Sheldon & Miriam Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Sands/Adelson Clinic $270,000
Herzog, Stanley & Randy St Joseph, MO Herzog Contracting Corp $269,050
Atkins, Sarah Arlington, VA TAMKO Building Products $260,000
Schuette Family Sugar Grove, IL Wausau Homes $220,100
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $220,000

*Excludes contributions to campaigns for Milwaukee County Executive.
Amendments to individual contributions filed in June 2015 are not taken into account due to concerns WDC has over their accuracy.

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