Mining Project Execs Gave Walker $10,000

Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker accepted $10,000 in campaign contributions from a mining company owner and one of his executives around the time the company reportedly contacted Walker about developing an open-pit iron ore mine, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Reaction to Loss of Rail Funds

Down is up. Backward is forward. The loss of $810 million in federal funds and thousands of jobs is a victory for the state of Wisconsin. Governor-elect Walker's spin is that everything worked out for the best.

Walker's Retiree Parties, Tax Cuts May Reward Donor Base

Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker's idea to hold parties for retirees in Sun Belt states and pitch tax cuts to lure them back to Wisconsin may be an effort to reward and expand his biggest donor base which gave him nearly $600,000 since January 2009, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Scott Walker: Transportation Chameleon

As recently as August, newly elected Governor Scott Walker said he opposed toll roads. Now he supports them. Walker used to like trains. Now he’s against them, petitioning the federal government to allow Wisconsin to use over $800 million earmarked for high-speed rail for “crumbling” roads and bridges instead.

Legislative Hopefuls Rake In Record Cash

Legislative candidates raised a record $1.9 million in July and August and held $5.34 million in their campaign accounts going into the primary elections where the biggest spender won two of every three races, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review shows.

Special Interests Hedge Bets In Governor's Race

More than 300 lawyers, manufacturers, builders, bankers and other special interests each made contributions to both candidates for governor – Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Tom Barrett – totaling nearly $450,000 between July 2009 and June 2010, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Testimony on Judicial Recusal

The amendment to the Code of Judicial Conduct the state Supreme Court gave final approval to in July allowing judges to decide cases involving their biggest campaign supporters is wrong on multiple levels. It is wrong because of who wrote it.

Candidates Respond About Ethics, Other Issues

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund today released the responses of statewide candidates and legislative hopefuls to six questions on democracy reform issues the three groups posed to all candidates.

Secretive Smear Groups Get Record Cash From Wisconsin

Wisconsin contributors gave a record $1.34 million in the first half of 2010 to special interest groups that secretly raise and spend unlimited amounts to smear state and federal candidates with negative advertising and mailings at election time, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

WDC Testimony on Judicial Discipline and Recusal

Thank you for extending an invitation to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to provide a citizen perspective on judicial discipline. Over the years, the Democracy Campaign has filed numerous complaints with the state Government Accountability Board and its predecessor agencies – the Elections Board and Ethics Board – against both major political parties in Wisconsin as well as elected officials and candidates from both parties.

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests: Candidates By Cash Balance

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests

Candidates by Cash Balance

August 3, 2010

Raised Alphabetical Press Release

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Candidate Office Party Status Raised
January-June 2010
Cash Balance
June 30, 2010
Ellis, Michael S19 Rep I $1,994.64 $197,234.62
Decker, Russ S29 Dem I $42,672.71 $174,522.62
Marek, John A84 Rep O $71.50 $150,052.70
Vukmir, Leah S05 Rep C $85,204.31 $120,778.38
Sullivan, Jim S05 Dem I $42,759.23 $119,884.63
Kedzie, Neal S11 Rep I $41,661.28 $118,496.98
Kreitlow, Pat S23 Dem I $34,757.41 $115,264.28
Vos, Robin A63 Rep I $41,125.63 $101,821.02
Lehman, John S21 Dem I $35,116.42 $96,566.19
Mason, Cory A62 Dem I $43,902.29 $86,612.47
Schultz, Dale S17 Rep I $37,489.12 $80,840.60
Kaufert, Dean A55 Rep I $4,886.16 $67,907.22
Stone, Jeff A82 Rep I $3,000.00 $67,019.90
Leibham, Joe S09 Rep I $23,395.00 $66,114.73
Galloway, Pam S29 Rep C $24,085.36 $62,027.36
Hintz, Gordon N A54 Dem I $21,105.13 $61,323.01
Vruwink, Amy Sue A70 Dem I $11,275.00 $61,103.36
Vinehout, Kathleen S31 Dem I $27,639.00 $60,719.33
Cullen, David A13 Dem I $11,115.00 $60,201.71
Moulton, Terry S23 Rep C $33,656.80 $59,346.42
Shilling, Jennifer A95 Dem I $4,428.75 $59,177.37
Simonson, John A51 Dem O $59,272.97 $58,436.29
Elmer, Monk S01 Dem O $37,358.79 $57,329.41
Richards, Jon A19 Dem I $15,886.14 $52,664.43
Marklein, Howard A51 Rep O $22,984.00 $52,267.48
Dexter, Kristen A68 Dem I $32,024.19 $50,747.43
Bernard Schaber, Penny A57 Dem I $24,892.20 $50,072.76
Soletski, Jim A88 Dem I $29,787.81 $48,602.59
Meyer, Dan A34 Rep I $2,165.00 $48,364.97
Thompson, Ed S31 Rep C $62,765.40 $46,878.22
Smith, Jeff A93 Dem I $36,033.00 $44,596.63
Sheridan, Michael J A44 Dem I $41,270.00 $44,156.67
Wanggaard, Van H S21 Rep C $32,845.56 $44,098.10
Zipperer, Rich S33 Rep O $42,720.22 $43,822.12
Ripp, Keith A47 Rep I $20,825.00 $41,761.28
Clark, Fred A42 Dem I $37,475.79 $41,572.66
Hraychuck, Ann A28 Dem I $23,945.00 $41,506.85
Molepske, Louis John Jr A71 Dem I $25,475.40 $40,904.78
Nass, Stephen L A31 Rep I $1,805.00 $40,866.88
Honadel, Mark A21 Rep I $15,891.60 $40,230.28
Murtha, John A29 Rep I $11,451.00 $39,892.52
Staskunas, Tony A15 Dem I $4,025.00 $37,302.06
Nerison, Lee A A96 Rep I $10,840.00 $36,632.82
Schultz, Dana A87 Dem C $38,176.30 $36,420.26
Cullen, Tim S15 Dem O $43,927.04 $35,858.87
Seidel, Donna J A85 Dem I $10,902.76 $35,491.48
Danou, Chris A91 Dem I $16,183.00 $34,997.98
Van Roy, Karl A90 Rep I $14,904.53 $34,870.62
Bies, Garey D A01 Rep I $12,641.00 $34,657.30
Erpenbach, Jon S27 Dem I $19,784.36 $34,470.05
Plale, Jeffrey S07 Dem I $35,452.11 $33,187.65
Zigmunt, Ted A02 Dem I $18,552.26 $32,590.01
Gottlieb, Mark A60 Rep I $9,625.49 $31,839.80
Williams, Mary A87 Rep I $11,380.00 $31,609.11
Hixson, Kim A43 Dem I $17,200.00 $31,452.94
Kramer, Bill A97 Rep I $18,628.00 $30,794.88
Richard, Rick S15 Rep O $29,903.38 $30,597.35
Murphy, Brian K A96 Dem C $31,437.14 $30,110.08
Klenke, John A88 Rep C $37,453.12 $30,100.87
Jorgensen, Andy A37 Dem I $13,702.69 $29,179.30
Gunderson, Scott A83 Rep I $14,282.00 $28,901.14
Garthwaite, Phil A49 Dem I $18,745.14 $28,238.95
Petrowski, Jerry A86 Rep I $13,177.92 $28,092.15
Strachota, Pat A58 Rep I $6,424.00 $27,811.75
Skare, Richard A A01 Dem C $26,901.21 $26,920.72
Suder, Scott A69 Rep I $7,595.00 $26,129.52
Brown, Steven M A66 Dem C $28,821.27 $25,050.66
Mursau, Jeffrey L A36 Rep I $8,500.00 $24,450.15
Knudson, Dean A30 Rep O $25,970.13 $23,186.55
Jauch, Bob S25 Dem I $16,660.00 $22,908.11
Lakin, Tim A52 Rep O $28,081.00 $22,850.30
Hesselbein, Dianne H A77 Dem O $25,309.13 $22,760.50
Bewley, Janet A74 Dem O $29,461.50 $22,606.38
Pasch, Sandy A22 Dem I $17,494.13 $22,567.44
Nygren, John A89 Rep I $18,405.78 $22,099.47
Tranel, Travis A49 Rep C $17,605.00 $22,003.08
Kooyenga, Dale P A14 Rep O $18,582.40 $21,865.34
Litjens, Michelle A56 Rep O $25,610.00 $21,762.76
Ott, Al A03 Rep I $2,000.00 $21,332.84
Barca, Peter A64 Dem I $16,315.00 $21,308.35
Schmelling, Jay A35 Dem O $26,572.00 $21,137.06
Carpenter, Tim S03 Dem I $8,722.10 $20,614.97
Anclam, Roger A45 Dem O $22,275.76 $20,595.36
Pocan, Mark A78 Dem I $5,400.00 $20,568.93
Trask, Kerry A A25 Dem C $19,791.33 $20,091.51
Ripp, Jess S07 Rep C $25,184.45 $20,047.69
Toles, Barbara L A17 Dem I $11,303.00 $19,604.54
Pridemore, Don A99 Rep I $5,950.00 $19,521.81
Larson, Chris S07 Dem C $27,422.66 $19,372.02
Fitzgerald, Scott S13 Rep I $23,090.00 $19,285.18
Deutsch, Dane A S25 Rep C $22,193.16 $19,200.62
Helland, Eric A42 Rep C $19,425.00 $18,873.43
Lasee, Frank S01 Rep O $28,724.61 $18,534.97
Dorow, Brian A33 Rep O $32,587.13 $18,388.93
Fitzgerald, Jeff A39 Rep I $20,435.00 $18,183.47
Kestell, Steve A27 Rep I $1,600.00 $18,175.65
Knodl, Dan A24 Rep I $15,525.00 $17,786.60
Petersen, Kevin David A40 Rep I $15,306.36 $17,158.79
Hulsey, Brett A77 Dem O $16,730.11 $15,802.13
Gibbs, Adam A32 Rep O $19,900.00 $15,653.18
Radcliffe, Mark A A92 Dem I $13,500.00 $15,558.43
Sinicki, Christine A20 Dem I $6,520.27 $15,209.87
Weininger, Chad A04 Rep O $16,295.00 $14,998.93
Tiffany, Tom A35 Rep O $18,495.41 $14,913.39
Milroy, Nick A73 Dem I $10,758.00 $14,382.03
Severson, Erik A28 Rep C $21,898.70 $14,358.09
Ott, Jim A23 Rep I $8,470.00 $14,351.99
Hutchison, David S01 Rep O $27,747.00 $14,323.61
LeMahieu, Daniel R A59 Rep I $10,668.00 $14,104.97
Pleuss, Jim A56 Rep O $17,210.26 $13,865.43
Hancock, Cheryl A94 Dem C $12,852.65 $13,554.80
Perala, Steve A75 Dem O $14,548.89 $13,294.67
Roys, Kelda Helen A81 Dem I $9,086.00 $12,921.34
LaBarre, Shirl A A74 Rep O $7,932.26 $12,418.58
Huebsch, Mike A94 Rep I $28,525.00 $12,284.55
Kuhle, Dave A49 Rep C $15,948.00 $11,687.36
Hebl, Gary A46 Dem I $5,679.00 $11,261.91
Brooks, Ed A50 Rep I $1,995.00 $11,106.79
Beals, Carol S17 Dem C $14,264.16 $10,323.24
Ringhand, Janis A80 Dem O $12,672.14 $10,309.54
Turner, Robert A61 Dem I $3,600.00 $10,302.08
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy A52 Rep O $9,639.00 $10,129.28
Kuglitsch, Mike A84 Rep O $10,100.00 $9,905.00
Maurer, Chris A14 Rep O $7,015.00 $9,726.61
Jacque, Andre M A02 Rep C $5,679.15 $9,073.99
Meyer, Randy A27 Rep C $9,799.61 $9,054.52
Kessler, Frederick P A12 Dem I $2,150.00 $9,043.96
Schneider, Marlin A72 Dem I $1,550.00 $8,991.32
Van Akkeren, Terry A26 Dem I $4,465.00 $8,935.59
Necci, Dan A32 Rep O $13,542.73 $8,813.50
Larson, Tom A67 Rep O $18,898.17 $8,758.94
Parisi, Joseph T A48 Dem I $5,901.87 $8,536.45
Kerkman, Samantha A66 Rep I $6,708.50 $8,413.56
ONeil, Trish A47 Dem C $8,654.73 $8,353.50
Wynn, Evan A43 Rep C $12,980.85 $8,216.16
Coon, David L A14 Rep O $8,975.00 $8,133.89
Weix, Lou Ann A90 Dem C $7,920.00 $7,747.56
Steinbrink, John A65 Dem I $6,819.60 $7,473.31
Schlicht, Kurt S27 Rep C $10,806.32 $7,300.57
Petryk, Warren A93 Rep C $8,529.80 $7,290.74
Kapenga, Chris A33 Rep O $13,285.26 $6,734.31
Zamarippa, JoCasta A08 Dem O $6,151.27 $6,655.44
Borup, Matt A30 Dem O $8,169.56 $6,507.06
Shanahan, Sarah Ann A50 Dem C $8,742.47 $6,405.54
Clinard, Dennis A92 Rep C $16,457.29 $6,398.77
Spiros, John A70 Rep C $10,389.09 $6,264.47
Grigsby, Tamara D A18 Dem I $4,500.00 $5,669.35
Knilans, Joe A44 Rep C $6,500.00 $5,666.40
Landwehr, David A05 Rep O $8,407.58 $5,598.53
Klett, Jeff A45 Rep O $15,332.00 $5,444.68
Ballweg, Joan A41 Rep I $2,150.00 $5,391.67
Dunlop, Sam A04 Dem O $5,974.00 $5,388.11
August, Tyler A32 Rep O $7,519.00 $5,341.47
Summers, Mert A05 Dem O $5,208.44 $5,155.00
Clauder, Tom A79 Rep C $5,175.00 $5,041.97
Reseburg, Jim A45 Rep O $6,852.61 $4,992.14
Baltmanis, Jon A40 Dem C $5,460.23 $4,867.69
Rieboldt, Ronald A A15 Rep C $6,187.59 $4,863.50
Endsley, Mike A26 Rep C $10,380.69 $4,862.11
Bernier, Kathy A68 Rep C $7,008.07 $4,854.57
Michalski, Tom A21 Dem C $4,731.73 $4,518.03
Krause, Jonathan A54 Rep C $4,975.00 $4,465.83
Pope-Roberts, Sondy A79 Dem I $3,175.00 $4,460.54
Conlin, Mike A93 Rep C $5,060.00 $4,325.51
Farrow, Paul F A98 Rep O $10,280.34 $4,058.08
Jones, Liz A29 Dem C $8,610.02 $3,896.33
Punke, Todd A86 Dem C $4,210.21 $3,808.31
Milbrath, Vicki L A37 Rep C $4,703.86 $3,401.10
Kleefisch, Joel A38 Rep I $2,020.00 $3,329.41
Miller, Howard A57 Rep C $5,996.40 $3,278.45
Fletcher, Craig A05 Rep O $9,340.00 $3,229.22
Wright, Chris A62 Rep C $5,040.00 $3,214.11
Imes, John A77 Dem O $6,700.68 $3,028.98
Dettman, Scott A07 Dem C $1,776.76 $3,009.02
Deklotz, Joe A33 Rep O $3,704.48 $2,940.32
Cordova, Jeremy A35 Rep O $9,794.11 $2,792.12
Spanbauer, Richard J A53 Rep I $3,868.01 $2,621.47
Swarthout, Dave A84 Rep O $4,664.89 $2,614.39
Henke, Dan A80 Rep O $3,040.00 $2,299.15
Gullickson, Dean S A67 Rep O $5,349.85 $2,241.93
Cummings, Jack A42 Rep C $5,460.00 $2,213.85
Baker, Bonnie A73 Rep C $2,225.05 $2,209.35
Young, Leon A16 Dem I $4,175.00 $2,062.89
Fields, Jason M A11 Dem I $3,380.00 $2,007.56
Milheiser, Scott A41 Dem C $1,224.02 $1,967.35
McGartland, Molly M A20 Rep C $3,995.00 $1,889.08
Harrod, Doug A A32 Dem O $3,880.00 $1,851.40
Loudenbeck, Amy A45 Rep O $3,425.22 $1,663.63
Hanson, Chris A57 Rep C $4,980.00 $1,642.62
Moga, Don A67 Rep O $2,875.00 $1,641.49
Stelling, Thomas E A32 Rep O $1,500.00 $1,450.69
Steineke, Jim A05 Rep O $2,933.16 $1,441.84
Tauchen, Gary A06 Rep I $2,140.00 $1,401.89
Findley, Stephanie A10 Dem O $2,091.07 $1,400.07
Orwig, Bob A89 Dem C $1,500.00 $1,393.80
Czisny, Paul G A52 Dem O $1,521.21 $1,374.25
Zwank, Douglas C A77 Dem O $2,025.00 $1,341.99
Schmidt, Charles R A57 Rep C $1,894.00 $1,134.00
Lamberson, Tom S27 Rep C $1,095.00 $1,095.00
Batzko, Jim A99 Rep C $2,222.69 $1,061.26
Knipp, Charles A44 Rep C $2,000.00 $1,024.97
Kilkenny, Daniel G A32 Ind O $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Wade, Fred A77 Dem O $3,325.00 $990.79
Zdun, Stephen A70 Rep C $4,040.00 $977.37
Dietrich, Tim S33 Rep O $4,688.93 $969.74
DeMatthew, James R A61 Dem C $2,685.00 $960.61
Espeseth, Judith Wells A75 Rep O $2,179.00 $953.18
Nowak, Dan A90 Rep C $7,239.84 $937.00
Quade, Nicholas A41 Rep C $1,389.00 $889.31
Rivard, Roger A75 Rep O $2,016.60 $814.54
Krusick, Peggy A07 Dem I $600.00 $744.49
Coggs, Elizabeth M A10 Dem O $1,750.00 $740.75
Zepnick, Josh A09 Dem I $6,864.00 $705.51
Scovill, Bob A71 Rep C $3,180.20 $634.65
Nieuwenhuis, Mel A32 Rep O $711.26 $589.25
Jaeckle, Torrey A76 Ind C $452.97 $554.35
Hagedorn, Sam A12 Rep C $355.00 $534.10
Woznicki, Anne A36 Dem C $1,550.90 $507.60
McDonald, Dari A75 Rep O $1,939.00 $500.00
Henke, Scott M A99 Rep C $562.97 $416.35
Quinton, Don A75 Rep O $1,330.00 $381.63
Brotheridge, Kenneth A44 Rep C $2,200.00 $343.34
Truman, William A44 Rep C $0.00 $342.74
Klein, Dustin James A24 Dem C $495.00 $326.00
Valdez, Rick A45 Dem O $1,111.00 $321.66
Lechler, Jack A27 Ind C $300.00 $300.00
Kaun, Dennis A14 Rep O $1,025.00 $292.01
Rockwell, LD S11 Dem C $1,562.45 $287.75
Plunkett, Ben A30 Dem O $1,425.44 $280.09
Soyring, Jon F S01 Rep O $620.00 $248.61
Ziegelbauer, Bob A25 Ind I $225.00 $225.00
Bradley, Julian A95 Rep C $2,245.00 $202.45
Krznarich, Annette Miller S03 Rep C $207.95 $200.00
Krug, Scott S A72 Rep C $2,305.00 $199.02
Weix, Isaac A93 Rep C $4,068.00 $191.57
Eno, Charles R A85 Rep C $2,285.66 $191.00
Korenak, Jeff A04 Dem O $300.00 $188.06
Edming, Jimmy Boy S29 Rep C $0.00 $187.94
Lewis, James C A67 Rep O $4,836.32 $169.05
Finley, John K A32 Rep O $150.00 $150.00
Weers, Victor A98 Dem O $0.00 $146.04
Caruss, Dawn M A97 Dem C $180.00 $139.38
Melms, Frederick A86 Ind C $154.08 $120.55
Hou-Seye, Job E A26 Ind C $150.00 $117.22
Matichek, Kevin A26 Rep C $550.00 $109.39
Dieter, James A16 Dem C $100.00 $100.00
Kubisiak, Thad A72 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Olson, Ben III A50 Lib C $100.00 $100.00
Selthofner, Jay A41 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Zimmerman, Spencer A48 Rep C $100.00 $100.00
Gulan, Bob S21 Rep C $526.25 $84.60
Hibbard, Tom A99 Dem C $100.00 $78.75
Frostman, Scott A42 Rep C $200.00 $76.67
Wickersham, Tony S27 Rep C $843.70 $76.45
Olson, David K A77 Ind O $110.00 $43.44
Prestrud, Marv A67 Rep O $9,504.99 $35.77
Charles, Nick A95 Rep C $50.00 $34.00
Robertson, Aaron A83 Dem C $147.00 $30.37
Manriquez, Laura L A08 Dem O $100.00 $29.90
Ingram, Bill A91 Rep C $2,127.00 $18.60
Maves, Kathy A46 Rep C $906.10 $13.72
Spadaro, Vittorio S13 Ind C $10.00 $10.00
Sanchez, Angel A08 Dem O $45.00 $6.51
Gamble, Larry A82 Rep C $165.17 $1.00
Becker, Lisa R A13 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Block, Dwayne S13 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Borden, Jason S09 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
DeCubellis, Tony A62 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Deutsch, Tamara Marie A67 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Erdmann, Mike A17 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Gilbertson, Grant J A48 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Griffin, Ieshuh A10 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Grutza, Perry A84 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Hill, Sherman L A10 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Hoffman, Daane A64 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
King, CW A67 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Kling, Jeff A58 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Kraeger, Steve A20 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Ksobiech, Steve A33 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Lange, Thomas A67 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Losch, Wil A34 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Luoma, Gene A74 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Maas, Jim A85 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Manski, Ben A77 Grn O $0.00 $0.00
Meyers, George A61 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Minarcin, John A72 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Nickel, David A15 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Opperman, Joel M A04 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Ostrander, Terry A02 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Pappas, Rick A32 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Pas, Dick A38 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Pedersen, Paul A22 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Perez, Juan A26 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Peterson, Craig A31 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Redick, David A77 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Rivas, Ramona A08 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Rutherford, Frank A87 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Sauer, Brad A04 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Schellinger, Thomas J A98 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Schroeder, Jay A56 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Shulander, Ryan A14 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Skalitzky, Carl A79 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Sponholz, Brad A07 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Van Buren, Merlin H A34 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Vanpool, Don A84 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Watson, Leroy A31 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Wisniewski, Andrew A25 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Olen, Michael A14 Rep O $245.00 ($370.09)
Burns, Krista A19 Rep C $585.00 ($429.29)
Van Straten, Jeff A02 Rep C $1,974.50 ($1,024.83)
Lamb, John J A72 Rep C $150.00 ($1,421.18)
Berceau, Terese A76 Dem I N/A N/A

Raised Alphabetical Press Release

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests

Legislative candidates and their fundraising committees accepted nearly $3.6 million in campaign contributions in the first half of 2010 – a record in a general election year and more than double what they raised just eight years ago, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests: Candidates By Total Raised

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests

Candidates by Total Raised

August 3, 2010

Cash BalanceAlphabetical Press Release

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Candidate Office Party Status Raised
January-June 2010
Cash Balance
June 30, 2010
Vukmir, Leah S05 Rep C $85,204.31 $120,778.38
Thompson, Ed S31 Rep C $62,765.40 $46,878.22
Simonson, John A51 Dem O $59,272.97 $58,436.29
Cullen, Tim S15 Dem O $43,927.04 $35,858.87
Mason, Cory A62 Dem I $43,902.29 $86,612.47
Sullivan, Jim S05 Dem I $42,759.23 $119,884.63
Zipperer, Rich S33 Rep O $42,720.22 $43,822.12
Decker, Russ S29 Dem I $42,672.71 $174,522.62
Kedzie, Neal S11 Rep I $41,661.28 $118,496.98
Sheridan, Michael J A44 Dem I $41,270.00 $44,156.67
Vos, Robin A63 Rep I $41,125.63 $101,821.02
Schultz, Dana A87 Dem C $38,176.30 $36,420.26
Schultz, Dale S17 Rep I $37,489.12 $80,840.60
Clark, Fred A42 Dem I $37,475.79 $41,572.66
Klenke, John A88 Rep C $37,453.12 $30,100.87
Elmer, Monk S01 Dem O $37,358.79 $57,329.41
Smith, Jeff A93 Dem I $36,033.00 $44,596.63
Plale, Jeffrey S07 Dem I $35,452.11 $33,187.65
Lehman, John S21 Dem I $35,116.42 $96,566.19
Kreitlow, Pat S23 Dem I $34,757.41 $115,264.28
Moulton, Terry S23 Rep C $33,656.80 $59,346.42
Wanggaard, Van H S21 Rep C $32,845.56 $44,098.10
Dorow, Brian A33 Rep O $32,587.13 $18,388.93
Dexter, Kristen A68 Dem I $32,024.19 $50,747.43
Murphy, Brian K A96 Dem C $31,437.14 $30,110.08
Richard, Rick S15 Rep O $29,903.38 $30,597.35
Soletski, Jim A88 Dem I $29,787.81 $48,602.59
Bewley, Janet A74 Dem O $29,461.50 $22,606.38
Brown, Steven M A66 Dem C $28,821.27 $25,050.66
Lasee, Frank S01 Rep O $28,724.61 $18,534.97
Huebsch, Mike A94 Rep I $28,525.00 $12,284.55
Lakin, Tim A52 Rep O $28,081.00 $22,850.30
Hutchison, David S01 Rep O $27,747.00 $14,323.61
Vinehout, Kathleen S31 Dem I $27,639.00 $60,719.33
Larson, Chris S07 Dem C $27,422.66 $19,372.02
Skare, Richard A A01 Dem C $26,901.21 $26,920.72
Schmelling, Jay A35 Dem O $26,572.00 $21,137.06
Knudson, Dean A30 Rep O $25,970.13 $23,186.55
Litjens, Michelle A56 Rep O $25,610.00 $21,762.76
Molepske, Louis John Jr A71 Dem I $25,475.40 $40,904.78
Hesselbein, Dianne H A77 Dem O $25,309.13 $22,760.50
Ripp, Jess S07 Rep C $25,184.45 $20,047.69
Bernard Schaber, Penny A57 Dem I $24,892.20 $50,072.76
Galloway, Pam S29 Rep C $24,085.36 $62,027.36
Hraychuck, Ann A28 Dem I $23,945.00 $41,506.85
Leibham, Joe S09 Rep I $23,395.00 $66,114.73
Fitzgerald, Scott S13 Rep I $23,090.00 $19,285.18
Marklein, Howard A51 Rep O $22,984.00 $52,267.48
Anclam, Roger A45 Dem O $22,275.76 $20,595.36
Deutsch, Dane A S25 Rep C $22,193.16 $19,200.62
Severson, Erik A28 Rep C $21,898.70 $14,358.09
Hintz, Gordon N A54 Dem I $21,105.13 $61,323.01
Ripp, Keith A47 Rep I $20,825.00 $41,761.28
Fitzgerald, Jeff A39 Rep I $20,435.00 $18,183.47
Gibbs, Adam A32 Rep O $19,900.00 $15,653.18
Trask, Kerry A A25 Dem C $19,791.33 $20,091.51
Erpenbach, Jon S27 Dem I $19,784.36 $34,470.05
Helland, Eric A42 Rep C $19,425.00 $18,873.43
Larson, Tom A67 Rep O $18,898.17 $8,758.94
Garthwaite, Phil A49 Dem I $18,745.14 $28,238.95
Kramer, Bill A97 Rep I $18,628.00 $30,794.88
Kooyenga, Dale P A14 Rep O $18,582.40 $21,865.34
Zigmunt, Ted A02 Dem I $18,552.26 $32,590.01
Tiffany, Tom A35 Rep O $18,495.41 $14,913.39
Nygren, John A89 Rep I $18,405.78 $22,099.47
Tranel, Travis A49 Rep C $17,605.00 $22,003.08
Pasch, Sandy A22 Dem I $17,494.13 $22,567.44
Pleuss, Jim A56 Rep O $17,210.26 $13,865.43
Hixson, Kim A43 Dem I $17,200.00 $31,452.94
Hulsey, Brett A77 Dem O $16,730.11 $15,802.13
Jauch, Bob S25 Dem I $16,660.00 $22,908.11
Clinard, Dennis A92 Rep C $16,457.29 $6,398.77
Barca, Peter A64 Dem I $16,315.00 $21,308.35
Weininger, Chad A04 Rep O $16,295.00 $14,998.93
Danou, Chris A91 Dem I $16,183.00 $34,997.98
Kuhle, Dave A49 Rep C $15,948.00 $11,687.36
Honadel, Mark A21 Rep I $15,891.60 $40,230.28
Richards, Jon A19 Dem I $15,886.14 $52,664.43
Knodl, Dan A24 Rep I $15,525.00 $17,786.60
Klett, Jeff A45 Rep O $15,332.00 $5,444.68
Petersen, Kevin David A40 Rep I $15,306.36 $17,158.79
Van Roy, Karl A90 Rep I $14,904.53 $34,870.62
Perala, Steve A75 Dem O $14,548.89 $13,294.67
Gunderson, Scott A83 Rep I $14,282.00 $28,901.14
Beals, Carol S17 Dem C $14,264.16 $10,323.24
Jorgensen, Andy A37 Dem I $13,702.69 $29,179.30
Necci, Dan A32 Rep O $13,542.73 $8,813.50
Radcliffe, Mark A A92 Dem I $13,500.00 $15,558.43
Kapenga, Chris A33 Rep O $13,285.26 $6,734.31
Petrowski, Jerry A86 Rep I $13,177.92 $28,092.15
Wynn, Evan A43 Rep C $12,980.85 $8,216.16
Hancock, Cheryl A94 Dem C $12,852.65 $13,554.80
Ringhand, Janis A80 Dem O $12,672.14 $10,309.54
Bies, Garey D A01 Rep I $12,641.00 $34,657.30
Murtha, John A29 Rep I $11,451.00 $39,892.52
Williams, Mary A87 Rep I $11,380.00 $31,609.11
Toles, Barbara L A17 Dem I $11,303.00 $19,604.54
Vruwink, Amy Sue A70 Dem I $11,275.00 $61,103.36
Cullen, David A13 Dem I $11,115.00 $60,201.71
Seidel, Donna J A85 Dem I $10,902.76 $35,491.48
Nerison, Lee A A96 Rep I $10,840.00 $36,632.82
Schlicht, Kurt S27 Rep C $10,806.32 $7,300.57
Milroy, Nick A73 Dem I $10,758.00 $14,382.03
LeMahieu, Daniel R A59 Rep I $10,668.00 $14,104.97
Spiros, John A70 Rep C $10,389.09 $6,264.47
Endsley, Mike A26 Rep C $10,380.69 $4,862.11
Farrow, Paul F A98 Rep O $10,280.34 $4,058.08
Kuglitsch, Mike A84 Rep O $10,100.00 $9,905.00
Meyer, Randy A27 Rep C $9,799.61 $9,054.52
Cordova, Jeremy A35 Rep O $9,794.11 $2,792.12
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy A52 Rep O $9,639.00 $10,129.28
Gottlieb, Mark A60 Rep I $9,625.49 $31,839.80
Prestrud, Marv A67 Rep O $9,504.99 $35.77
Fletcher, Craig A05 Rep O $9,340.00 $3,229.22
Roys, Kelda Helen A81 Dem I $9,086.00 $12,921.34
Coon, David L A14 Rep O $8,975.00 $8,133.89
Shanahan, Sarah Ann A50 Dem C $8,742.47 $6,405.54
Carpenter, Tim S03 Dem I $8,722.10 $20,614.97
ONeil, Trish A47 Dem C $8,654.73 $8,353.50
Jones, Liz A29 Dem C $8,610.02 $3,896.33
Petryk, Warren A93 Rep C $8,529.80 $7,290.74
Mursau, Jeffrey L A36 Rep I $8,500.00 $24,450.15
Ott, Jim A23 Rep I $8,470.00 $14,351.99
Landwehr, David A05 Rep O $8,407.58 $5,598.53
Borup, Matt A30 Dem O $8,169.56 $6,507.06
LaBarre, Shirl A A74 Rep O $7,932.26 $12,418.58
Weix, Lou Ann A90 Dem C $7,920.00 $7,747.56
Suder, Scott A69 Rep I $7,595.00 $26,129.52
August, Tyler A32 Rep O $7,519.00 $5,341.47
Nowak, Dan A90 Rep C $7,239.84 $937.00
Maurer, Chris A14 Rep O $7,015.00 $9,726.61
Bernier, Kathy A68 Rep C $7,008.07 $4,854.57
Zepnick, Josh A09 Dem I $6,864.00 $705.51
Reseburg, Jim A45 Rep O $6,852.61 $4,992.14
Steinbrink, John A65 Dem I $6,819.60 $7,473.31
Kerkman, Samantha A66 Rep I $6,708.50 $8,413.56
Imes, John A77 Dem O $6,700.68 $3,028.98
Sinicki, Christine A20 Dem I $6,520.27 $15,209.87
Knilans, Joe A44 Rep C $6,500.00 $5,666.40
Strachota, Pat A58 Rep I $6,424.00 $27,811.75
Rieboldt, Ronald A A15 Rep C $6,187.59 $4,863.50
Zamarippa, JoCasta A08 Dem O $6,151.27 $6,655.44
Miller, Howard A57 Rep C $5,996.40 $3,278.45
Dunlop, Sam A04 Dem O $5,974.00 $5,388.11
Pridemore, Don A99 Rep I $5,950.00 $19,521.81
Parisi, Joseph T A48 Dem I $5,901.87 $8,536.45
Jacque, Andre M A02 Rep C $5,679.15 $9,073.99
Hebl, Gary A46 Dem I $5,679.00 $11,261.91
Baltmanis, Jon A40 Dem C $5,460.23 $4,867.69
Cummings, Jack A42 Rep C $5,460.00 $2,213.85
Pocan, Mark A78 Dem I $5,400.00 $20,568.93
Gullickson, Dean S A67 Rep O $5,349.85 $2,241.93
Summers, Mert A05 Dem O $5,208.44 $5,155.00
Clauder, Tom A79 Rep C $5,175.00 $5,041.97
Conlin, Mike A93 Rep C $5,060.00 $4,325.51
Wright, Chris A62 Rep C $5,040.00 $3,214.11
Hanson, Chris A57 Rep C $4,980.00 $1,642.62
Krause, Jonathan A54 Rep C $4,975.00 $4,465.83
Kaufert, Dean A55 Rep I $4,886.16 $67,907.22
Lewis, James C A67 Rep O $4,836.32 $169.05
Michalski, Tom A21 Dem C $4,731.73 $4,518.03
Milbrath, Vicki L A37 Rep C $4,703.86 $3,401.10
Dietrich, Tim S33 Rep O $4,688.93 $969.74
Swarthout, Dave A84 Rep O $4,664.89 $2,614.39
Grigsby, Tamara D A18 Dem I $4,500.00 $5,669.35
Van Akkeren, Terry A26 Dem I $4,465.00 $8,935.59
Shilling, Jennifer A95 Dem I $4,428.75 $59,177.37
Punke, Todd A86 Dem C $4,210.21 $3,808.31
Young, Leon A16 Dem I $4,175.00 $2,062.89
Weix, Isaac A93 Rep C $4,068.00 $191.57
Zdun, Stephen A70 Rep C $4,040.00 $977.37
Staskunas, Tony A15 Dem I $4,025.00 $37,302.06
McGartland, Molly M A20 Rep C $3,995.00 $1,889.08
Harrod, Doug A A32 Dem O $3,880.00 $1,851.40
Spanbauer, Richard J A53 Rep I $3,868.01 $2,621.47
Deklotz, Joe A33 Rep O $3,704.48 $2,940.32
Turner, Robert A61 Dem I $3,600.00 $10,302.08
Loudenbeck, Amy A45 Rep O $3,425.22 $1,663.63
Fields, Jason M A11 Dem I $3,380.00 $2,007.56
Wade, Fred A77 Dem O $3,325.00 $990.79
Scovill, Bob A71 Rep C $3,180.20 $634.65
Pope-Roberts, Sondy A79 Dem I $3,175.00 $4,460.54
Henke, Dan A80 Rep O $3,040.00 $2,299.15
Stone, Jeff A82 Rep I $3,000.00 $67,019.90
Steineke, Jim A05 Rep O $2,933.16 $1,441.84
Moga, Don A67 Rep O $2,875.00 $1,641.49
DeMatthew, James R A61 Dem C $2,685.00 $960.61
Krug, Scott S A72 Rep C $2,305.00 $199.02
Eno, Charles R A85 Rep C $2,285.66 $191.00
Bradley, Julian A95 Rep C $2,245.00 $202.45
Baker, Bonnie A73 Rep C $2,225.05 $2,209.35
Batzko, Jim A99 Rep C $2,222.69 $1,061.26
Brotheridge, Kenneth A44 Rep C $2,200.00 $343.34
Espeseth, Judith Wells A75 Rep O $2,179.00 $953.18
Meyer, Dan A34 Rep I $2,165.00 $48,364.97
Ballweg, Joan A41 Rep I $2,150.00 $5,391.67
Kessler, Frederick P A12 Dem I $2,150.00 $9,043.96
Tauchen, Gary A06 Rep I $2,140.00 $1,401.89
Ingram, Bill A91 Rep C $2,127.00 $18.60
Findley, Stephanie A10 Dem O $2,091.07 $1,400.07
Zwank, Douglas C A77 Dem O $2,025.00 $1,341.99
Kleefisch, Joel A38 Rep I $2,020.00 $3,329.41
Rivard, Roger A75 Rep O $2,016.60 $814.54
Knipp, Charles A44 Rep C $2,000.00 $1,024.97
Ott, Al A03 Rep I $2,000.00 $21,332.84
Brooks, Ed A50 Rep I $1,995.00 $11,106.79
Ellis, Michael S19 Rep I $1,994.64 $197,234.62
Van Straten, Jeff A02 Rep C $1,974.50 ($1,024.83)
McDonald, Dari A75 Rep O $1,939.00 $500.00
Schmidt, Charles R A57 Rep C $1,894.00 $1,134.00
Nass, Stephen L A31 Rep I $1,805.00 $40,866.88
Dettman, Scott A07 Dem C $1,776.76 $3,009.02
Coggs, Elizabeth M A10 Dem O $1,750.00 $740.75
Kestell, Steve A27 Rep I $1,600.00 $18,175.65
Rockwell, LD S11 Dem C $1,562.45 $287.75
Woznicki, Anne A36 Dem C $1,550.90 $507.60
Schneider, Marlin A72 Dem I $1,550.00 $8,991.32
Czisny, Paul G A52 Dem O $1,521.21 $1,374.25
Orwig, Bob A89 Dem C $1,500.00 $1,393.80
Stelling, Thomas E A32 Rep O $1,500.00 $1,450.69
Plunkett, Ben A30 Dem O $1,425.44 $280.09
Quade, Nicholas A41 Rep C $1,389.00 $889.31
Quinton, Don A75 Rep O $1,330.00 $381.63
Milheiser, Scott A41 Dem C $1,224.02 $1,967.35
Valdez, Rick A45 Dem O $1,111.00 $321.66
Lamberson, Tom S27 Rep C $1,095.00 $1,095.00
Kaun, Dennis A14 Rep O $1,025.00 $292.01
Kilkenny, Daniel G A32 Ind O $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Maves, Kathy A46 Rep C $906.10 $13.72
Wickersham, Tony S27 Rep C $843.70 $76.45
Nieuwenhuis, Mel A32 Rep O $711.26 $589.25
Soyring, Jon F S01 Rep O $620.00 $248.61
Krusick, Peggy A07 Dem I $600.00 $744.49
Burns, Krista A19 Rep C $585.00 ($429.29)
Henke, Scott M A99 Rep C $562.97 $416.35
Matichek, Kevin A26 Rep C $550.00 $109.39
Gulan, Bob S21 Rep C $526.25 $84.60
Klein, Dustin James A24 Dem C $495.00 $326.00
Jaeckle, Torrey A76 Ind C $452.97 $554.35
Hagedorn, Sam A12 Rep C $355.00 $534.10
Korenak, Jeff A04 Dem O $300.00 $188.06
Lechler, Jack A27 Ind C $300.00 $300.00
Olen, Michael A14 Rep O $245.00 ($370.09)
Ziegelbauer, Bob A25 Ind I $225.00 $225.00
Krznarich, Annette Miller S03 Rep C $207.95 $200.00
Frostman, Scott A42 Rep C $200.00 $76.67
Caruss, Dawn M A97 Dem C $180.00 $139.38
Gamble, Larry A82 Rep C $165.17 $1.00
Melms, Frederick A86 Ind C $154.08 $120.55
Finley, John K A32 Rep O $150.00 $150.00
Hou-Seye, Job E A26 Ind C $150.00 $117.22
Lamb, John J A72 Rep C $150.00 ($1,421.18)
Robertson, Aaron A83 Dem C $147.00 $30.37
Olson, David K A77 Ind O $110.00 $43.44
Dieter, James A16 Dem C $100.00 $100.00
Hibbard, Tom A99 Dem C $100.00 $78.75
Kubisiak, Thad A72 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Manriquez, Laura L A08 Dem O $100.00 $29.90
Olson, Ben III A50 Lib C $100.00 $100.00
Selthofner, Jay A41 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Zimmerman, Spencer A48 Rep C $100.00 $100.00
Marek, John A84 Rep O $71.50 $150,052.70
Charles, Nick A95 Rep C $50.00 $34.00
Sanchez, Angel A08 Dem O $45.00 $6.51
Spadaro, Vittorio S13 Ind C $10.00 $10.00
Becker, Lisa R A13 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Block, Dwayne S13 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Borden, Jason S09 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
DeCubellis, Tony A62 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Deutsch, Tamara Marie A67 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Edming, Jimmy Boy S29 Rep C $0.00 $187.94
Erdmann, Mike A17 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Gilbertson, Grant J A48 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Griffin, Ieshuh A10 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Grutza, Perry A84 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Hill, Sherman L A10 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Hoffman, Daane A64 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
King, CW A67 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Kling, Jeff A58 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Kraeger, Steve A20 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Ksobiech, Steve A33 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Lange, Thomas A67 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Losch, Wil A34 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Luoma, Gene A74 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Maas, Jim A85 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Manski, Ben A77 Grn O $0.00 $0.00
Meyers, George A61 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Minarcin, John A72 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Nickel, David A15 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Opperman, Joel M A04 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Ostrander, Terry A02 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Pappas, Rick A32 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Pas, Dick A38 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Pedersen, Paul A22 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Perez, Juan A26 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Peterson, Craig A31 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Redick, David A77 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Rivas, Ramona A08 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Rutherford, Frank A87 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Sauer, Brad A04 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Schellinger, Thomas J A98 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Schroeder, Jay A56 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Shulander, Ryan A14 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Skalitzky, Carl A79 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Sponholz, Brad A07 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Truman, William A44 Rep C $0.00 $342.74
Van Buren, Merlin H A34 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Vanpool, Don A84 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Watson, Leroy A31 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Weers, Victor A98 Dem O $0.00 $146.04
Wisniewski, Andrew A25 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Berceau, Terese A76 Dem I N/A N/A

Cash BalanceAlphabetical Press Release

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests: Alphabetical

Legislative Races Get Record Cash Despite Statewide Contests

Candidates Listed Alphabetically

August 3, 2010

Raised Cash BalancePress Release

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Candidate Office Party Status Raised
January-June 2010
Cash Balance
June 30, 2010
Anclam, Roger A45 Dem O $22,275.76 $20,595.36
August, Tyler A32 Rep O $7,519.00 $5,341.47
Baker, Bonnie A73 Rep C $2,225.05 $2,209.35
Ballweg, Joan A41 Rep I $2,150.00 $5,391.67
Baltmanis, Jon A40 Dem C $5,460.23 $4,867.69
Barca, Peter A64 Dem I $16,315.00 $21,308.35
Batzko, Jim A99 Rep C $2,222.69 $1,061.26
Beals, Carol S17 Dem C $14,264.16 $10,323.24
Becker, Lisa R A13 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Berceau, Terese A76 Dem I N/A N/A
Bernard Schaber, Penny A57 Dem I $24,892.20 $50,072.76
Bernier, Kathy A68 Rep C $7,008.07 $4,854.57
Bewley, Janet A74 Dem O $29,461.50 $22,606.38
Bies, Garey D A01 Rep I $12,641.00 $34,657.30
Block, Dwayne S13 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Borden, Jason S09 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Borup, Matt A30 Dem O $8,169.56 $6,507.06
Bradley, Julian A95 Rep C $2,245.00 $202.45
Brooks, Ed A50 Rep I $1,995.00 $11,106.79
Brotheridge, Kenneth A44 Rep C $2,200.00 $343.34
Brown, Steven M A66 Dem C $28,821.27 $25,050.66
Burns, Krista A19 Rep C $585.00 ($429.29)
Carpenter, Tim S03 Dem I $8,722.10 $20,614.97
Caruss, Dawn M A97 Dem C $180.00 $139.38
Charles, Nick A95 Rep C $50.00 $34.00
Clark, Fred A42 Dem I $37,475.79 $41,572.66
Clauder, Tom A79 Rep C $5,175.00 $5,041.97
Clinard, Dennis A92 Rep C $16,457.29 $6,398.77
Coggs, Elizabeth M A10 Dem O $1,750.00 $740.75
Conlin, Mike A93 Rep C $5,060.00 $4,325.51
Coon, David L A14 Rep O $8,975.00 $8,133.89
Cordova, Jeremy A35 Rep O $9,794.11 $2,792.12
Cullen, David A13 Dem I $11,115.00 $60,201.71
Cullen, Tim S15 Dem O $43,927.04 $35,858.87
Cummings, Jack A42 Rep C $5,460.00 $2,213.85
Czisny, Paul G A52 Dem O $1,521.21 $1,374.25
Danou, Chris A91 Dem I $16,183.00 $34,997.98
Decker, Russ S29 Dem I $42,672.71 $174,522.62
DeCubellis, Tony A62 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Deklotz, Joe A33 Rep O $3,704.48 $2,940.32
DeMatthew, James R A61 Dem C $2,685.00 $960.61
Dettman, Scott A07 Dem C $1,776.76 $3,009.02
Deutsch, Dane A S25 Rep C $22,193.16 $19,200.62
Deutsch, Tamara Marie A67 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Dexter, Kristen A68 Dem I $32,024.19 $50,747.43
Dieter, James A16 Dem C $100.00 $100.00
Dietrich, Tim S33 Rep O $4,688.93 $969.74
Dorow, Brian A33 Rep O $32,587.13 $18,388.93
Dunlop, Sam A04 Dem O $5,974.00 $5,388.11
Edming, Jimmy Boy S29 Rep C $0.00 $187.94
Ellis, Michael S19 Rep I $1,994.64 $197,234.62
Elmer, Monk S01 Dem O $37,358.79 $57,329.41
Endsley, Mike A26 Rep C $10,380.69 $4,862.11
Eno, Charles R A85 Rep C $2,285.66 $191.00
Erdmann, Mike A17 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Erpenbach, Jon S27 Dem I $19,784.36 $34,470.05
Espeseth, Judith Wells A75 Rep O $2,179.00 $953.18
Farrow, Paul F A98 Rep O $10,280.34 $4,058.08
Fields, Jason M A11 Dem I $3,380.00 $2,007.56
Findley, Stephanie A10 Dem O $2,091.07 $1,400.07
Finley, John K A32 Rep O $150.00 $150.00
Fitzgerald, Jeff A39 Rep I $20,435.00 $18,183.47
Fitzgerald, Scott S13 Rep I $23,090.00 $19,285.18
Fletcher, Craig A05 Rep O $9,340.00 $3,229.22
Frostman, Scott A42 Rep C $200.00 $76.67
Galloway, Pam S29 Rep C $24,085.36 $62,027.36
Gamble, Larry A82 Rep C $165.17 $1.00
Garthwaite, Phil A49 Dem I $18,745.14 $28,238.95
Gibbs, Adam A32 Rep O $19,900.00 $15,653.18
Gilbertson, Grant J A48 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Gottlieb, Mark A60 Rep I $9,625.49 $31,839.80
Griffin, Ieshuh A10 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Grigsby, Tamara D A18 Dem I $4,500.00 $5,669.35
Grutza, Perry A84 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Gulan, Bob S21 Rep C $526.25 $84.60
Gullickson, Dean S A67 Rep O $5,349.85 $2,241.93
Gunderson, Scott A83 Rep I $14,282.00 $28,901.14
Hagedorn, Sam A12 Rep C $355.00 $534.10
Hancock, Cheryl A94 Dem C $12,852.65 $13,554.80
Hanson, Chris A57 Rep C $4,980.00 $1,642.62
Harrod, Doug A A32 Dem O $3,880.00 $1,851.40
Hebl, Gary A46 Dem I $5,679.00 $11,261.91
Helland, Eric A42 Rep C $19,425.00 $18,873.43
Henke, Dan A80 Rep O $3,040.00 $2,299.15
Henke, Scott M A99 Rep C $562.97 $416.35
Hesselbein, Dianne H A77 Dem O $25,309.13 $22,760.50
Hibbard, Tom A99 Dem C $100.00 $78.75
Hill, Sherman L A10 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Hintz, Gordon N A54 Dem I $21,105.13 $61,323.01
Hixson, Kim A43 Dem I $17,200.00 $31,452.94
Hoffman, Daane A64 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Honadel, Mark A21 Rep I $15,891.60 $40,230.28
Hou-Seye, Job E A26 Ind C $150.00 $117.22
Hraychuck, Ann A28 Dem I $23,945.00 $41,506.85
Huebsch, Mike A94 Rep I $28,525.00 $12,284.55
Hulsey, Brett A77 Dem O $16,730.11 $15,802.13
Hutchison, David S01 Rep O $27,747.00 $14,323.61
Imes, John A77 Dem O $6,700.68 $3,028.98
Ingram, Bill A91 Rep C $2,127.00 $18.60
Jacque, Andre M A02 Rep C $5,679.15 $9,073.99
Jaeckle, Torrey A76 Ind C $452.97 $554.35
Jauch, Bob S25 Dem I $16,660.00 $22,908.11
Jones, Liz A29 Dem C $8,610.02 $3,896.33
Jorgensen, Andy A37 Dem I $13,702.69 $29,179.30
Kapenga, Chris A33 Rep O $13,285.26 $6,734.31
Kaufert, Dean A55 Rep I $4,886.16 $67,907.22
Kaun, Dennis A14 Rep O $1,025.00 $292.01
Kedzie, Neal S11 Rep I $41,661.28 $118,496.98
Kerkman, Samantha A66 Rep I $6,708.50 $8,413.56
Kessler, Frederick P A12 Dem I $2,150.00 $9,043.96
Kestell, Steve A27 Rep I $1,600.00 $18,175.65
Kilkenny, Daniel G A32 Ind O $1,000.00 $1,000.00
King, CW A67 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Kleefisch, Joel A38 Rep I $2,020.00 $3,329.41
Klein, Dustin James A24 Dem C $495.00 $326.00
Klenke, John A88 Rep C $37,453.12 $30,100.87
Klett, Jeff A45 Rep O $15,332.00 $5,444.68
Kling, Jeff A58 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Knilans, Joe A44 Rep C $6,500.00 $5,666.40
Knipp, Charles A44 Rep C $2,000.00 $1,024.97
Knodl, Dan A24 Rep I $15,525.00 $17,786.60
Knudson, Dean A30 Rep O $25,970.13 $23,186.55
Kooyenga, Dale P A14 Rep O $18,582.40 $21,865.34
Korenak, Jeff A04 Dem O $300.00 $188.06
Kraeger, Steve A20 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Kramer, Bill A97 Rep I $18,628.00 $30,794.88
Krause, Jonathan A54 Rep C $4,975.00 $4,465.83
Kreitlow, Pat S23 Dem I $34,757.41 $115,264.28
Krug, Scott S A72 Rep C $2,305.00 $199.02
Krusick, Peggy A07 Dem I $600.00 $744.49
Krznarich, Annette Miller S03 Rep C $207.95 $200.00
Ksobiech, Steve A33 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Kubisiak, Thad A72 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Kuglitsch, Mike A84 Rep O $10,100.00 $9,905.00
Kuhle, Dave A49 Rep C $15,948.00 $11,687.36
LaBarre, Shirl A A74 Rep O $7,932.26 $12,418.58
Lakin, Tim A52 Rep O $28,081.00 $22,850.30
Lamb, John J A72 Rep C $150.00 ($1,421.18)
Lamberson, Tom S27 Rep C $1,095.00 $1,095.00
Landwehr, David A05 Rep O $8,407.58 $5,598.53
Lange, Thomas A67 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Larson, Chris S07 Dem C $27,422.66 $19,372.02
Larson, Tom A67 Rep O $18,898.17 $8,758.94
Lasee, Frank S01 Rep O $28,724.61 $18,534.97
Lechler, Jack A27 Ind C $300.00 $300.00
Lehman, John S21 Dem I $35,116.42 $96,566.19
Leibham, Joe S09 Rep I $23,395.00 $66,114.73
LeMahieu, Daniel R A59 Rep I $10,668.00 $14,104.97
Lewis, James C A67 Rep O $4,836.32 $169.05
Litjens, Michelle A56 Rep O $25,610.00 $21,762.76
Losch, Wil A34 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Loudenbeck, Amy A45 Rep O $3,425.22 $1,663.63
Luoma, Gene A74 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Maas, Jim A85 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Manriquez, Laura L A08 Dem O $100.00 $29.90
Manski, Ben A77 Grn O $0.00 $0.00
Marek, John A84 Rep O $71.50 $150,052.70
Marklein, Howard A51 Rep O $22,984.00 $52,267.48
Mason, Cory A62 Dem I $43,902.29 $86,612.47
Matichek, Kevin A26 Rep C $550.00 $109.39
Maurer, Chris A14 Rep O $7,015.00 $9,726.61
Maves, Kathy A46 Rep C $906.10 $13.72
McDonald, Dari A75 Rep O $1,939.00 $500.00
McGartland, Molly M A20 Rep C $3,995.00 $1,889.08
Melms, Frederick A86 Ind C $154.08 $120.55
Meyer, Dan A34 Rep I $2,165.00 $48,364.97
Meyer, Randy A27 Rep C $9,799.61 $9,054.52
Meyers, George A61 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Michalski, Tom A21 Dem C $4,731.73 $4,518.03
Milbrath, Vicki L A37 Rep C $4,703.86 $3,401.10
Milheiser, Scott A41 Dem C $1,224.02 $1,967.35
Miller, Howard A57 Rep C $5,996.40 $3,278.45
Milroy, Nick A73 Dem I $10,758.00 $14,382.03
Minarcin, John A72 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Moga, Don A67 Rep O $2,875.00 $1,641.49
Molepske, Louis John Jr A71 Dem I $25,475.40 $40,904.78
Moulton, Terry S23 Rep C $33,656.80 $59,346.42
Murphy, Brian K A96 Dem C $31,437.14 $30,110.08
Mursau, Jeffrey L A36 Rep I $8,500.00 $24,450.15
Murtha, John A29 Rep I $11,451.00 $39,892.52
Nass, Stephen L A31 Rep I $1,805.00 $40,866.88
Necci, Dan A32 Rep O $13,542.73 $8,813.50
Nerison, Lee A A96 Rep I $10,840.00 $36,632.82
Nickel, David A15 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Nieuwenhuis, Mel A32 Rep O $711.26 $589.25
Nowak, Dan A90 Rep C $7,239.84 $937.00
Nygren, John A89 Rep I $18,405.78 $22,099.47
Olen, Michael A14 Rep O $245.00 ($370.09)
Olson, Ben III A50 Lib C $100.00 $100.00
Olson, David K A77 Ind O $110.00 $43.44
ONeil, Trish A47 Dem C $8,654.73 $8,353.50
Opperman, Joel M A04 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Orwig, Bob A89 Dem C $1,500.00 $1,393.80
Ostrander, Terry A02 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Ott, Al A03 Rep I $2,000.00 $21,332.84
Ott, Jim A23 Rep I $8,470.00 $14,351.99
Pappas, Rick A32 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Parisi, Joseph T A48 Dem I $5,901.87 $8,536.45
Pas, Dick A38 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Pasch, Sandy A22 Dem I $17,494.13 $22,567.44
Pedersen, Paul A22 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Perala, Steve A75 Dem O $14,548.89 $13,294.67
Perez, Juan A26 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Petersen, Kevin David A40 Rep I $15,306.36 $17,158.79
Peterson, Craig A31 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Petrowski, Jerry A86 Rep I $13,177.92 $28,092.15
Petryk, Warren A93 Rep C $8,529.80 $7,290.74
Plale, Jeffrey S07 Dem I $35,452.11 $33,187.65
Pleuss, Jim A56 Rep O $17,210.26 $13,865.43
Plunkett, Ben A30 Dem O $1,425.44 $280.09
Pocan, Mark A78 Dem I $5,400.00 $20,568.93
Pope-Roberts, Sondy A79 Dem I $3,175.00 $4,460.54
Prestrud, Marv A67 Rep O $9,504.99 $35.77
Pridemore, Don A99 Rep I $5,950.00 $19,521.81
Punke, Todd A86 Dem C $4,210.21 $3,808.31
Quade, Nicholas A41 Rep C $1,389.00 $889.31
Quinton, Don A75 Rep O $1,330.00 $381.63
Radcliffe, Mark A A92 Dem I $13,500.00 $15,558.43
Redick, David A77 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Reseburg, Jim A45 Rep O $6,852.61 $4,992.14
Richard, Rick S15 Rep O $29,903.38 $30,597.35
Richards, Jon A19 Dem I $15,886.14 $52,664.43
Rieboldt, Ronald A A15 Rep C $6,187.59 $4,863.50
Ringhand, Janis A80 Dem O $12,672.14 $10,309.54
Ripp, Jess S07 Rep C $25,184.45 $20,047.69
Ripp, Keith A47 Rep I $20,825.00 $41,761.28
Rivard, Roger A75 Rep O $2,016.60 $814.54
Rivas, Ramona A08 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Robertson, Aaron A83 Dem C $147.00 $30.37
Rockwell, LD S11 Dem C $1,562.45 $287.75
Roys, Kelda Helen A81 Dem I $9,086.00 $12,921.34
Rutherford, Frank A87 Ind C $0.00 $0.00
Sanchez, Angel A08 Dem O $45.00 $6.51
Sauer, Brad A04 Ind O $0.00 $0.00
Schellinger, Thomas J A98 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Schlicht, Kurt S27 Rep C $10,806.32 $7,300.57
Schmelling, Jay A35 Dem O $26,572.00 $21,137.06
Schmidt, Charles R A57 Rep C $1,894.00 $1,134.00
Schneider, Marlin A72 Dem I $1,550.00 $8,991.32
Schroeder, Jay A56 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Schultz, Dale S17 Rep I $37,489.12 $80,840.60
Schultz, Dana A87 Dem C $38,176.30 $36,420.26
Scovill, Bob A71 Rep C $3,180.20 $634.65
Seidel, Donna J A85 Dem I $10,902.76 $35,491.48
Selthofner, Jay A41 Ind C $100.00 $100.00
Severson, Erik A28 Rep C $21,898.70 $14,358.09
Shanahan, Sarah Ann A50 Dem C $8,742.47 $6,405.54
Sheridan, Michael J A44 Dem I $41,270.00 $44,156.67
Shilling, Jennifer A95 Dem I $4,428.75 $59,177.37
Shulander, Ryan A14 Rep O $0.00 $0.00
Simonson, John A51 Dem O $59,272.97 $58,436.29
Sinicki, Christine A20 Dem I $6,520.27 $15,209.87
Skalitzky, Carl A79 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Skare, Richard A A01 Dem C $26,901.21 $26,920.72
Smith, Jeff A93 Dem I $36,033.00 $44,596.63
Soletski, Jim A88 Dem I $29,787.81 $48,602.59
Soyring, Jon F S01 Rep O $620.00 $248.61
Spadaro, Vittorio S13 Ind C $10.00 $10.00
Spanbauer, Richard J A53 Rep I $3,868.01 $2,621.47
Spiros, John A70 Rep C $10,389.09 $6,264.47
Sponholz, Brad A07 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Staskunas, Tony A15 Dem I $4,025.00 $37,302.06
Steinbrink, John A65 Dem I $6,819.60 $7,473.31
Steineke, Jim A05 Rep O $2,933.16 $1,441.84
Stelling, Thomas E A32 Rep O $1,500.00 $1,450.69
Stone, Jeff A82 Rep I $3,000.00 $67,019.90
Strachota, Pat A58 Rep I $6,424.00 $27,811.75
Suder, Scott A69 Rep I $7,595.00 $26,129.52
Sullivan, Jim S05 Dem I $42,759.23 $119,884.63
Summers, Mert A05 Dem O $5,208.44 $5,155.00
Swarthout, Dave A84 Rep O $4,664.89 $2,614.39
Tauchen, Gary A06 Rep I $2,140.00 $1,401.89
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy A52 Rep O $9,639.00 $10,129.28
Thompson, Ed S31 Rep C $62,765.40 $46,878.22
Tiffany, Tom A35 Rep O $18,495.41 $14,913.39
Toles, Barbara L A17 Dem I $11,303.00 $19,604.54
Tranel, Travis A49 Rep C $17,605.00 $22,003.08
Trask, Kerry A A25 Dem C $19,791.33 $20,091.51
Truman, William A44 Rep C $0.00 $342.74
Turner, Robert A61 Dem I $3,600.00 $10,302.08
Valdez, Rick A45 Dem O $1,111.00 $321.66
Van Akkeren, Terry A26 Dem I $4,465.00 $8,935.59
Van Buren, Merlin H A34 Dem C $0.00 $0.00
Van Roy, Karl A90 Rep I $14,904.53 $34,870.62
Van Straten, Jeff A02 Rep C $1,974.50 ($1,024.83)
Vanpool, Don A84 Dem O $0.00 $0.00
Vinehout, Kathleen S31 Dem I $27,639.00 $60,719.33
Vos, Robin A63 Rep I $41,125.63 $101,821.02
Vruwink, Amy Sue A70 Dem I $11,275.00 $61,103.36
Vukmir, Leah S05 Rep C $85,204.31 $120,778.38
Wade, Fred A77 Dem O $3,325.00 $990.79
Wanggaard, Van H S21 Rep C $32,845.56 $44,098.10
Watson, Leroy A31 Lib C $0.00 $0.00
Weers, Victor A98 Dem O $0.00 $146.04
Weininger, Chad A04 Rep O $16,295.00 $14,998.93
Weix, Isaac A93 Rep C $4,068.00 $191.57
Weix, Lou Ann A90 Dem C $7,920.00 $7,747.56
Wickersham, Tony S27 Rep C $843.70 $76.45
Williams, Mary A87 Rep I $11,380.00 $31,609.11
Wisniewski, Andrew A25 Rep C $0.00 $0.00
Woznicki, Anne A36 Dem C $1,550.90 $507.60
Wright, Chris A62 Rep C $5,040.00 $3,214.11
Wynn, Evan A43 Rep C $12,980.85 $8,216.16
Young, Leon A16 Dem I $4,175.00 $2,062.89
Zamarippa, JoCasta A08 Dem O $6,151.27 $6,655.44
Zdun, Stephen A70 Rep C $4,040.00 $977.37
Zepnick, Josh A09 Dem I $6,864.00 $705.51
Ziegelbauer, Bob A25 Ind I $225.00 $225.00
Zigmunt, Ted A02 Dem I $18,552.26 $32,590.01
Zimmerman, Spencer A48 Rep C $100.00 $100.00
Zipperer, Rich S33 Rep O $42,720.22 $43,822.12
Zwank, Douglas C A77 Dem O $2,025.00 $1,341.99

Raised Cash BalancePress Release

Fee Speech Advocates Sue to Block Election Spending Disclosure

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed in federal court by the Wisconsin Club for Growth and One Wisconsin Now seeking to stop implementation of new rules approved by the state Government Accountability Board and reviewed by the Legislature closing the “issue ad” loophole special interest groups have long exploited to avoid disclosing to the public their electioneering activities:

Candidates Asked About Ethics, Other Issues

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund, Common Cause in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign are calling on candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and state legislature (Assembly and Senate) to state their positions on issues that are central to honest, accountable government.

2010 Legislative Campaign by the Numbers

Statistics concerning candidates running for the Wisconsin State Legislature in fall 2010.

Legislators Rely On Special Interests More Than Voters

Legislators rely more on far-off, wealthy special interests to fund their election campaigns than on the people who can vote for them, according to a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis that found legislators accepted $2 of every $3 from contributors outside their districts in 2009.

70 Fat Cats Gave 13% Of Campaign Contributions

Seventy individuals and couples gave $874,161 or 13 percent of the total large individual contributions in 2009 and they invested much of it in the governor and statewide candidates in the upcoming 2010 general election, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Legislation Under the Influence

The cost of tougher penalties and treatment programs in a new drunken driving law effective in July is not paid for because the legislature refused to increase liquor or beer taxes opposed by the alcohol industry – one of the largest special interest contributors to legislative campaigns, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Eleven Donors Exceeded Contribution Limit In 2009

Eleven contributors to candidates for statewide office and the legislature exceeded the annual $10,000 limit on individual contributions in 2009, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review shows.

Flip-Flops On DNR Bill Treated Kindly By Special Interests

Seventeen legislators who once supported removing the governor’s authority to appoint Department of Natural Resources secretaries but recently supported the governor’s veto of a bill to do that received $703,743 since 2005 from special interests who oppose the change, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review shows.

Will Payday Lender Money Blitz Win Out?

Payday lenders contributed nearly $75,000 to state policymakers and candidates in 2009 – a record in a non-election year – including $65,440 to legislators to quash proposals to regulate the industry, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review shows.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign statement on Government Accountability Board action closing "issue ad" loophole

The state Government Accountability Board today struck a long overdue and decisive blow for the public’s right to know and for accountability in election advertising with its unanimous approval of new rules closing the “issue ad” loophole special interest groups have long exploited to avoid disclosure of election-related activity and operate outside Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws.

Shadow Groups Get Record Contributions From Wisconsin Donors

Wisconsin contributors doled out a record $1.53 million in 2009 to special interest groups that often pollute state and federal elections with negative advertising, mailings and other outside electioneering activities, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review shows.
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