The Mugging of Democracy in Wisconsin

It happened in the dark of night. Almost no one was around. But just about at midnight on Nov. 6, the Republican-dominated Wisconsin State Senate struck at the heart of open and clean government in Wisconsin, dealing it a mortal blow. By a vote of 17-15, the Republicans passed a horrendous campaign finance bill that will open the floodgates of dark money, which will drown our democracy and breed corruption and criminality.

Wisconsin Governor's Race Cost Nearly $82 Million

Candidates and outside electioneering groups spent a record $81.8 million in the 2014 governor's race in Wisconsin, much of it on months of negative broadcast ads and mailings, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign analysis shows.

Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Must Recuse Themselves from John Doe

Later this term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be weighing in on challenges to the John Doe investigation concerning alleged coordination between Scott Walker’s campaign and so-called outside groups during the recall elections of 2011-2012.

Guess Who Backs the GOP Assaults on GAB and Campaign Finance Laws

Wealthy business and conservative ideological groups that collectively spend millions of dollars to support Republican legislative and statewide candidates at election time are supporting bills to weaken state campaign finance law and dismember the state’s election and ethics watchdog.

Walker Sides with Enbridge Over Communities, Private Property Owners

Two provisions in the new state budget approved by Republican Gov. Scott Walker help one company: Enbridge Energy. They prevent local governments from imposing added insurance requirements on interstate pipeline operators that transport hazardous material, and make it easier to take private property for such projects.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign denounced the ruling by the biased Wisconsin State Supreme Court to close down the John Doe II investigation into alleged coordination between Scott Walker and so-called outside groups

Top Donors to Walker’s Presidential Fundraising Committees

More than seven dozen individuals and corporations made contributions of $50,000 or more to two federal committees that were created to support Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential bid, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Biased Justices Ruled on Wisconsin John Doe Case

The four justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court who just dismissed the John Doe investigation concerning alleged coordination between Scott Walker and so-called outside groups were aided enormously by some of the very groups that were party to the John Doe.

Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising

Republican legislators raised about one-third more per capita than Democratic lawmakers during the first six months of 2015 and had 75 percent more money in their campaign accounts as of June 30, according to a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review of recently filed campaign finance reports.

Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising: Legislators By Total Raised

Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising

Legislators By Total Raised

August 13, 2015

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Legislator Party District Raised
Kapenga, Chris* Rep Senate District 33 $150,323.76
Stroebel, Duey Rep Senate District 20 $76,333.28
Darling, Alberta Rep Senate District 8 $64,220.00
Gudex, Rick Rep Senate District 18 $48,877.72
Fitzgerald, Scott Rep Senate District 13 $44,084.00
Olsen, Luther Rep Senate District 14 $43,991.77
Nygren, John Rep Assembly District 89 $23,143.52
Barnes, Mandela Dem Assembly District 11 $15,785.00
Vos, Robin Rep Assembly District 63 $15,536.72
Zamarripa, JoCasta Dem Assembly District 8 $14,315.00
Macco, John Rep Assembly District 88 $13,682.20
Taylor, Chris Dem Assembly District 76 $13,116.00
Riemer, Daniel Dem Assembly District 7 $12,911.00
Steffen, David Rep Assembly District 4 $12,795.00
Cowles, Robert Rep Senate District 2 $10,550.00
Hansen, Dave Dem Senate District 30 $10,314.67
Sargent, Melissa Agard Dem Assembly District 48 $10,235.00
Hesselbein, Dianne Dem Assembly District 79 $10,028.00
August, Tyler Rep Assembly District 32 $8,628.85
Tiffany, Tom Rep Senate District 12 $8,450.48
Lassa, Julie Dem Senate District 24 $8,410.14
Erpenbach, Jon Dem Senate District 27 $8,192.32
Heaton, Dave Rep Assembly District 85 $7,800.00
Kooyenga, Dale Rep Assembly District 14 $7,665.00
Shilling, Jennifer Dem Senate District 32 $7,606.00
Doyle, Steve Dem Assembly District 94 $7,175.00
Zepnick, Josh Dem Assembly District 9 $6,125.00
Vinehout, Kathleen Dem Senate District 31 $6,105.00
Allen, Scott Rep Assembly District 97 $5,670.00
Ohnstad, Tod Dem Assembly District 65 $5,595.99
Marklein, Howard Rep Senate District 17 $5,560.56
Harris Dodd, Nikiya Dem Senate District 6 $5,252.10
Brooks, Ed Rep Assembly District 50 $4,837.41
Knudson, Dean Rep Assembly District 30 $4,765.00
Nass, Steve Rep Senate District 11 $4,522.00
Stuck, Amanda Dem Assembly District 57 $4,388.23
Pope, Sondy Dem Assembly District 80 $4,320.00
Hintz, Gordon Dem Assembly District 54 $4,105.14
Brostoff, Jonathan Dem Assembly District 19 $3,885.00
Novak, Todd Rep Assembly District 51 $3,120.00
Kitchens, Joel C Rep Assembly District 1 $3,020.00
Bewley, Janet Dem Senate District 25 $2,510.00
Meyers, Beth Dem Assembly District 74 $2,500.00
Larson, Chris Dem Senate District 7 $2,450.82
Roth, Roger Rep Senate District 19 $2,382.00
Wanggaard, Van H Rep Senate District 21 $2,135.00
Kremer, Jesse Rep Assembly District 59 $2,100.00
Tittl, Paul Rep Assembly District 25 $2,035.00
Bowen, David Dem Assembly District 10 $1,996.26
Steineke, Jim Rep Assembly District 5 $1,805.00
Kleefisch, Joel Rep Assembly District 38 $1,800.00
Shankland, Katrina Dem Assembly District 71 $1,753.00
Horlacher, Cody Rep Assembly District 33 $1,702.25
Barca, Peter Dem Assembly District 64 $1,700.00
Considine, Dave Dem Assembly District 81 $1,699.00
Goyke, Evan Dem Assembly District 18 $1,500.00
Rodriguez, Jessie Rep Assembly District 21 $1,447.89
Hebl, Gary Dem Assembly District 46 $1,445.00
Brandtjen, Janel Rep Assembly District 22 $1,414.90
Carpenter, Tim Dem Senate District 3 $1,290.00
Czaja, Mary J Rep Assembly District 35 $1,100.00
Mason, Cory Dem Assembly District 66 $1,046.60
Ringhand, Janis Dem Senate District 15 $1,032.00
Loudenbeck, Amy Rep Assembly District 31 $1,000.00
Nerison, Lee A Rep Assembly District 96 $1,000.00
Spreitzer, Mark Dem Assembly District 45 $1,000.00
Swearingen, Rob Rep Assembly District 34 $1,000.00
Petrowski, Jerry Rep Senate District 29 $945.00
Bernier, Kathy Rep Assembly District 68 $937.70
Sinicki, Christine Dem Assembly District 20 $860.00
Wirch, Robert Dem Senate District 22 $820.00
Billings, Jill Dem Assembly District 95 $750.00
Kulp, Bob Rep Assembly District 69 $750.00
Lazich, Mary Rep Senate District 28 $750.00
Taylor, Lena C Dem Senate District 4 $675.00
Krug, Scott S Rep Assembly District 72 $550.00
Harsdorf, Sheila Rep Senate District 10 $500.00
Jagler, John Rep Assembly District 37 $500.00
LeMahieu, Devin Rep Senate District 9 $470.00
Wachs, Dana Dem Assembly District 91 $358.62
Petryk, Warren Rep Assembly District 93 $355.00
Tranel, Travis Rep Assembly District 49 $325.00
Hutton, Rob Rep Assembly District 13 $285.00
Ballweg, Joan Rep Assembly District 41 $275.00
Kahl, Robb Dem Assembly District 47 $261.83
Craig, Dave Rep Assembly District 83 $250.00
Sanfelippo, Joe Rep Assembly District 15 $250.00
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy Rep Assembly District 52 $250.00
Jarchow, Adam Rep Assembly District 28 $223.00
Lasee, Frank Rep Senate District 1 $200.00
Kerkman, Samantha Rep Assembly District 61 $150.00
Spiros, John Rep Assembly District 86 $119.20
Genrich, Eric Dem Assembly District 90 $102.48
Tauchen, Gary Rep Assembly District 6 $100.67
Moulton, Terry Rep Senate District 23 $80.00
Miller, Mark Dem Senate District 16 $62.48
Kolste, Debra Dem Assembly District 44 $60.00
Born, Mark L Rep Assembly District 39 $50.00
Murtha, John Rep Assembly District 29 $50.00
Neylon, Adam Rep Assembly District 98 $50.00
Risser, Fred Dem Senate District 26 $30.00
Brooks, Robert Rep Assembly District 60 $20.31
Rohrkaste, Mike Rep Assembly District 55 $15.19
Ott, Jim Rep Assembly District 23 $10.00
Murphy, Dave Rep Assembly District 56 $1.81
Berceau, Terese Dem Assembly District 77 $0.00
Danou, Chris Dem Assembly District 92 $0.00
Edming, James W Rep Assembly District 87 $0.00
Gannon, Bob Rep Assembly District 58 $0.00
Jacque, Andre Rep Assembly District 2 $0.00
Johnson, La Tonya Dem Assembly District 17 $0.00
Jorgensen, Andy Dem Assembly District 43 $0.00
Katsma, Terry Rep Assembly District 26 $0.00
Kessler, Frederick P Dem Assembly District 12 $0.00
Knodl, Dan Rep Assembly District 24 $0.00
Kuglitsch, Mike Rep Assembly District 84 $0.00
Larson, Tom Rep Assembly District 67 $0.00
Milroy, Nick Dem Assembly District 73 $0.00
Mursau, Jeffrey L Rep Assembly District 36 $0.00
Ott, Al Rep Assembly District 3 $0.00
Petersen, Kevin Rep Assembly District 40 $0.00
Ripp, Keith Rep Assembly District 42 $0.00
Schraa, Michael Rep Assembly District 53 $0.00
Skowronski, Ken Rep Assembly District 82 $0.00
Subeck, Lisa Dem Assembly District 78 $0.00
VanderMeer, Nancy Lynn Rep Assembly District 70 $0.00
Vorpagel, Tyler Rep Assembly District 27 $0.00
Vukmir, Leah Rep Senate District 5 $0.00
Weatherston, Thomas Rep Assembly District 62 $0.00
Young, Leon Dem Assembly District 16 $0.00
Farrow, Paul** Rep Senate District 33 N/A
Quinn, Romaine Robert† Rep Assembly District 75 N/A

*Elected to the senate from Assembly District 99 in a July 2015 special election.
**Elected to local office in April 2015 and subsequently resigned from the senate. Funds raised during this period assigned to local campaign.
†July report not yet available.

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Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising: Legislators by District

Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising

Legislators By District

August 13, 2015

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District Legislator Party Raised
Assembly District 1 Kitchens, Joel C Rep $3,020.00
Assembly District 2 Jacque, Andre Rep $0.00
Assembly District 3 Ott, Al Rep $0.00
Assembly District 4 Steffen, David Rep $12,795.00
Assembly District 5 Steineke, Jim Rep $1,805.00
Assembly District 6 Tauchen, Gary Rep $100.67
Assembly District 7 Riemer, Daniel Dem $12,911.00
Assembly District 8 Zamarripa, JoCasta Dem $14,315.00
Assembly District 9 Zepnick, Josh Dem $6,125.00
Assembly District 10 Bowen, David Dem $1,996.26
Assembly District 11 Barnes, Mandela Dem $15,785.00
Assembly District 12 Kessler, Frederick P Dem $0.00
Assembly District 13 Hutton, Rob Rep $285.00
Assembly District 14 Kooyenga, Dale Rep $7,665.00
Assembly District 15 Sanfelippo, Joe Rep $250.00
Assembly District 16 Young, Leon Dem $0.00
Assembly District 17 Johnson, La Tonya Dem $0.00
Assembly District 18 Goyke, Evan Dem $1,500.00
Assembly District 19 Brostoff, Jonathan Dem $3,885.00
Assembly District 20 Sinicki, Christine Dem $860.00
Assembly District 21 Rodriguez, Jessie Rep $1,447.89
Assembly District 22 Brandtjen, Janel Rep $1,414.90
Assembly District 23 Ott, Jim Rep $10.00
Assembly District 24 Knodl, Dan Rep $0.00
Assembly District 25 Tittl, Paul Rep $2,035.00
Assembly District 26 Katsma, Terry Rep $0.00
Assembly District 27 Vorpagel, Tyler Rep $0.00
Assembly District 28 Jarchow, Adam Rep $223.00
Assembly District 29 Murtha, John Rep $50.00
Assembly District 30 Knudson, Dean Rep $4,765.00
Assembly District 31 Loudenbeck, Amy Rep $1,000.00
Assembly District 32 August, Tyler Rep $8,628.85
Assembly District 33 Horlacher, Cody Rep $1,702.25
Assembly District 34 Swearingen, Rob Rep $1,000.00
Assembly District 35 Czaja, Mary J Rep $1,100.00
Assembly District 36 Mursau, Jeffrey L Rep $0.00
Assembly District 37 Jagler, John Rep $500.00
Assembly District 38 Kleefisch, Joel Rep $1,800.00
Assembly District 39 Born, Mark L Rep $50.00
Assembly District 40 Petersen, Kevin Rep $0.00
Assembly District 41 Ballweg, Joan Rep $275.00
Assembly District 42 Ripp, Keith Rep $0.00
Assembly District 43 Jorgensen, Andy Dem $0.00
Assembly District 44 Kolste, Debra Dem $60.00
Assembly District 45 Spreitzer, Mark Dem $1,000.00
Assembly District 46 Hebl, Gary Dem $1,445.00
Assembly District 47 Kahl, Robb Dem $261.83
Assembly District 48 Sargent, Melissa Agard Dem $10,235.00
Assembly District 49 Tranel, Travis Rep $325.00
Assembly District 50 Brooks, Ed Rep $4,837.41
Assembly District 51 Novak, Todd Rep $3,120.00
Assembly District 52 Thiesfeldt, Jeremy Rep $250.00
Assembly District 53 Schraa, Michael Rep $0.00
Assembly District 54 Hintz, Gordon Dem $4,105.14
Assembly District 55 Rohrkaste, Mike Rep $15.19
Assembly District 56 Murphy, Dave Rep $1.81
Assembly District 57 Stuck, Amanda Dem $4,388.23
Assembly District 58 Gannon, Bob Rep $0.00
Assembly District 59 Kremer, Jesse Rep $2,100.00
Assembly District 60 Brooks, Robert Rep $20.31
Assembly District 61 Kerkman, Samantha Rep $150.00
Assembly District 62 Weatherston, Thomas Rep $0.00
Assembly District 63 Vos, Robin Rep $15,536.72
Assembly District 64 Barca, Peter Dem $1,700.00
Assembly District 65 Ohnstad, Tod Dem $5,595.99
Assembly District 66 Mason, Cory Dem $1,046.60
Assembly District 67 Larson, Tom Rep $0.00
Assembly District 68 Bernier, Kathy Rep $937.70
Assembly District 69 Kulp, Bob Rep $750.00
Assembly District 70 VanderMeer, Nancy Lynn Rep $0.00
Assembly District 71 Shankland, Katrina Dem $1,753.00
Assembly District 72 Krug, Scott S Rep $550.00
Assembly District 73 Milroy, Nick Dem $0.00
Assembly District 74 Meyers, Beth Dem $2,500.00
Assembly District 75 Quinn, Robert Romaine† Rep N/A
Assembly District 76 Taylor, Chris Dem $13,116.00
Assembly District 77 Berceau, Terese Dem $0.00
Assembly District 78 Subeck, Lisa Dem $0.00
Assembly District 79 Hesselbein, Dianne Dem $10,028.00
Assembly District 80 Pope, Sondy Dem $4,320.00
Assembly District 81 Considine, Dave Dem $1,699.00
Assembly District 82 Skowronski, Ken Rep $0.00
Assembly District 83 Craig, Dave Rep $250.00
Assembly District 84 Kuglitsch, Mike Rep $0.00
Assembly District 85 Heaton, Dave Rep $7,800.00
Assembly District 86 Spiros, John Rep $119.20
Assembly District 87 Edming, James W Rep $0.00
Assembly District 88 Macco, John Rep $13,682.20
Assembly District 89 Nygren, John Rep $23,143.52
Assembly District 90 Genrich, Eric Dem $102.48
Assembly District 91 Wachs, Dana Dem $358.62
Assembly District 92 Danou, Chris Dem $0.00
Assembly District 93 Petryk, Warren Rep $355.00
Assembly District 94 Doyle, Steve Dem $7,175.00
Assembly District 95 Billings, Jill Dem $750.00
Assembly District 96 Nerison, Lee A Rep $1,000.00
Assembly District 97 Allen, Scott Rep $5,670.00
Assembly District 98 Neylon, Adam Rep $50.00
Assembly District 99 Vacant N/A N/A
Senate District 1 Lasee, Frank Rep $200.00
Senate District 2 Cowles, Robert Rep $10,550.00
Senate District 3 Carpenter, Tim Dem $1,290.00
Senate District 4 Taylor, Lena C Dem $675.00
Senate District 5 Vukmir, Leah Rep $0.00
Senate District 6 Harris Dodd, Nikiya Dem $5,252.10
Senate District 7 Larson, Chris Dem $2,450.82
Senate District 8 Darling, Alberta Rep $64,220.00
Senate District 9 LeMahieu, Devin Rep $470.00
Senate District 10 Harsdorf, Sheila Rep $500.00
Senate District 11 Nass, Steve Rep $4,522.00
Senate District 12 Tiffany, Tom Rep $8,450.48
Senate District 13 Fitzgerald, Scott Rep $44,084.00
Senate District 14 Olsen, Luther Rep $43,991.77
Senate District 15 Ringhand, Janis Dem $1,032.00
Senate District 16 Miller, Mark Dem $62.48
Senate District 17 Marklein, Howard Rep $5,560.56
Senate District 18 Gudex, Rick Rep $48,877.72
Senate District 19 Roth, Roger Rep $2,382.00
Senate District 20 Stroebel, Duey Rep $76,333.28
Senate District 21 Wanggaard, Van H Rep $2,135.00
Senate District 22 Wirch, Robert Dem $820.00
Senate District 23 Moulton, Terry Rep $80.00
Senate District 24 Lassa, Julie Dem $8,410.14
Senate District 25 Bewley, Janet Dem $2,510.00
Senate District 26 Risser, Fred Dem $30.00
Senate District 27 Erpenbach, Jon Dem $8,192.32
Senate District 28 Lazich, Mary Rep $750.00
Senate District 29 Petrowski, Jerry Rep $945.00
Senate District 30 Hansen, Dave Dem $10,314.67
Senate District 31 Vinehout, Kathleen Dem $6,105.00
Senate District 32 Shilling, Jennifer Dem $7,606.00
Senate District 33 Farrow, Paul* Rep N/A
Senate District 33 Kapenga, Chris** Rep $150,323.76

*Elected to local office in April 2015 and subsequently resigned from the senate. Funds raised during this period assigned to local campaign.
**Elected to the senate from Assembly District 99 in a July 2015 special election.
†July report not yet available.

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Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising: Legislators Listed Alphabetically

Republican Lawmakers Smoke Dems in Fundraising

Legislators Listed Alphabetically

August 13, 2015

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Legislator Party District Raised
Allen, Scott Rep Assembly District 97 $5,670.00
August, Tyler Rep Assembly District 32 $8,628.85
Ballweg, Joan Rep Assembly District 41 $275.00
Barca, Peter Dem Assembly District 64 $1,700.00
Barnes, Mandela Dem Assembly District 11 $15,785.00
Berceau, Terese Dem Assembly District 77 $0.00
Bernier, Kathy Rep Assembly District 68 $937.70
Bewley, Janet Dem Senate District 25 $2,510.00
Billings, Jill Dem Assembly District 95 $750.00
Born, Mark L Rep Assembly District 39 $50.00
Bowen, David Dem Assembly District 10 $1,996.26
Brandtjen, Janel Rep Assembly District 22 $1,414.90
Brooks, Ed Rep Assembly District 50 $4,837.41
Brooks, Robert Rep Assembly District 60 $20.31
Brostoff, Jonathan Dem Assembly District 19 $3,885.00
Carpenter, Tim Dem Senate District 3 $1,290.00
Considine, Dave Dem Assembly District 81 $1,699.00
Cowles, Robert Rep Senate District 2 $10,550.00
Craig, Dave Rep Assembly District 83 $250.00
Czaja, Mary J Rep Assembly District 35 $1,100.00
Danou, Chris Dem Assembly District 92 $0.00
Darling, Alberta Rep Senate District 8 $64,220.00
Doyle, Steve Dem Assembly District 94 $7,175.00
Edming, James W Rep Assembly District 87 $0.00
Erpenbach, Jon Dem Senate District 27 $8,192.32
Farrow, Paul* Rep Senate District 33 N/A
Fitzgerald, Scott Rep Senate District 13 $44,084.00
Gannon, Bob Rep Assembly District 58 $0.00
Genrich, Eric Dem Assembly District 90 $102.48
Goyke, Evan Dem Assembly District 18 $1,500.00
Gudex, Rick Rep Senate District 18 $48,877.72
Hansen, Dave Dem Senate District 30 $10,314.67
Harris Dodd, Nikiya Dem Senate District 6 $5,252.10
Harsdorf, Sheila Rep Senate District 10 $500.00
Heaton, Dave Rep Assembly District 85 $7,800.00
Hebl, Gary Dem Assembly District 46 $1,445.00
Hesselbein, Dianne Dem Assembly District 79 $10,028.00
Hintz, Gordon Dem Assembly District 54 $4,105.14
Horlacher, Cody Rep Assembly District 33 $1,702.25
Hutton, Rob Rep Assembly District 13 $285.00
Jacque, Andre Rep Assembly District 2 $0.00
Jagler, John Rep Assembly District 37 $500.00
Jarchow, Adam Rep Assembly District 28 $223.00
Johnson, La Tonya Dem Assembly District 17 $0.00
Jorgensen, Andy Dem Assembly District 43 $0.00
Kahl, Robb Dem Assembly District 47 $261.83
Kapenga, Chris Rep Senate District 33 $150,323.76
Katsma, Terry Rep Assembly District 26 $0.00
Kerkman, Samantha Rep Assembly District 61 $150.00
Kessler, Frederick P Dem Assembly District 12 $0.00
Kitchens, Joel C Rep Assembly District 1 $3,020.00
Kleefisch, Joel Rep Assembly District 38 $1,800.00
Knodl, Dan Rep Assembly District 24 $0.00
Knudson, Dean Rep Assembly District 30 $4,765.00
Kolste, Debra Dem Assembly District 44 $60.00
Kooyenga, Dale Rep Assembly District 14 $7,665.00
Kremer, Jesse Rep Assembly District 59 $2,100.00
Krug, Scott S Rep Assembly District 72 $550.00
Kuglitsch, Mike Rep Assembly District 84 $0.00
Kulp, Bob Rep Assembly District 69 $750.00
Larson, Chris Dem Senate District 7 $2,450.82
Larson, Tom Rep Assembly District 67 $0.00
Lasee, Frank Rep Senate District 1 $200.00
Lassa, Julie Dem Senate District 24 $8,410.14
Lazich, Mary Rep Senate District 28 $750.00
LeMahieu, Devin Rep Senate District 9 $470.00
Loudenbeck, Amy Rep Assembly District 31 $1,000.00
Macco, John Rep Assembly District 88 $13,682.20
Marklein, Howard Rep Senate District 17 $5,560.56
Mason, Cory Dem Assembly District 66 $1,046.60
Meyers, Beth Dem Assembly District 74 $2,500.00
Miller, Mark Dem Senate District 16 $62.48
Milroy, Nick Dem Assembly District 73 $0.00
Moulton, Terry Rep Senate District 23 $80.00
Murphy, Dave Rep Assembly District 56 $1.81
Mursau, Jeffrey L Rep Assembly District 36 $0.00
Murtha, John Rep Assembly District 29 $50.00
Nass, Steve Rep Senate District 11 $4,522.00
Nerison, Lee A Rep Assembly District 96 $1,000.00
Neylon, Adam Rep Assembly District 98 $50.00
Novak, Todd Rep Assembly District 51 $3,120.00
Nygren, John Rep Assembly District 89 $23,143.52
Ohnstad, Tod Dem Assembly District 65 $5,595.99
Olsen, Luther Rep Senate District 14 $43,991.77
Ott, Al Rep Assembly District 3 $0.00
Ott, Jim Rep Assembly District 23 $10.00
Petersen, Kevin Rep Assembly District 40 $0.00
Petrowski, Jerry Rep Senate District 29 $945.00
Petryk, Warren Rep Assembly District 93 $355.00
Pope, Sondy Dem Assembly District 80 $4,320.00
Quinn, Romaine Robert† Rep Assembly District 75 N/A
Riemer, Daniel Dem Assembly District 7 $12,911.00
Ringhand, Janis Dem Senate District 15 $1,032.00
Ripp, Keith Rep Assembly District 42 $0.00
Risser, Fred Dem Senate District 26 $30.00
Rodriguez, Jessie Rep Assembly District 21 $1,447.89
Rohrkaste, Mike Rep Assembly District 55 $15.19
Roth, Roger Rep Senate District 19 $2,382.00
Sanfelippo, Joe Rep Assembly District 15 $250.00
Sargent, Melissa Agard Dem Assembly District 48 $10,235.00
Schraa, Michael Rep Assembly District 53 $0.00
Shankland, Katrina Dem Assembly District 71 $1,753.00
Shilling, Jennifer Dem Senate District 32 $7,606.00
Sinicki, Christine Dem Assembly District 20 $860.00
Skowronski, Ken Rep Assembly District 82 $0.00
Spiros, John Rep Assembly District 86 $119.20
Spreitzer, Mark Dem Assembly District 45 $1,000.00
Steffen, David Rep Assembly District 4 $12,795.00
Steineke, Jim Rep Assembly District 5 $1,805.00
Stroebel, Duey Rep Senate District 20 $76,333.28
Stuck, Amanda Dem Assembly District 57 $4,388.23
Subeck, Lisa Dem Assembly District 78 $0.00
Swearingen, Rob Rep Assembly District 34 $1,000.00
Tauchen, Gary Rep Assembly District 6 $100.67
Taylor, Chris Dem Assembly District 76 $13,116.00
Taylor, Lena C Dem Senate District 4 $675.00
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy Rep Assembly District 52 $250.00
Tiffany, Tom Rep Senate District 12 $8,450.48
Tittl, Paul Rep Assembly District 25 $2,035.00
Tranel, Travis Rep Assembly District 49 $325.00
VanderMeer, Nancy Lynn Rep Assembly District 70 $0.00
Vinehout, Kathleen Dem Senate District 31 $6,105.00
Vorpagel, Tyler Rep Assembly District 27 $0.00
Vos, Robin Rep Assembly District 63 $15,536.72
Vukmir, Leah Rep Senate District 5 $0.00
Wachs, Dana Dem Assembly District 91 $358.62
Wanggaard, Van H Rep Senate District 21 $2,135.00
Weatherston, Thomas Rep Assembly District 62 $0.00
Wirch, Robert Dem Senate District 22 $820.00
Young, Leon Dem Assembly District 16 $0.00
Zamarripa, JoCasta Dem Assembly District 8 $14,315.00
Zepnick, Josh Dem Assembly District 9 $6,125.00

*Elected to local office in April 2015 and subsequently resigned from the senate. Funds raised during this period assigned to local campaign.
**Elected to the senate from Assembly District 99 in a July 2015 special election.
†July report not yet available.

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