Profile of Contributors to Wisc. Legislators Under Recall Threat

April 19, 2011 - Below is a profile of the top contributors to the 16 Wisconsin state senators under a threat of recall. The contribution totals below illustrate money given to all affected lawmakers, broken down by party.

The three tables include the top contributors that gave to members of both parties, the top contributors that gave to Democrats, and the top contributors that gave to Republicans.

NOTE: According to WHBL News Radio 1330 and the Wisconsin State Journal, organizations attempting to recall three Democratic lawmakers, Spencer Coggs, Lena Taylor and Fred Risser, failed to meet the filing deadline.

Contributions to Incumbent Senators (threatened with recalls) July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010  

Top Contributors that gave to both parties  
Contributor Total          
Dem        
Rep       
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance $ 17,500 $ 7,500 $ 10,000
Realtors PAC $ 9,500 $ 3,500 $ 6,000
WI Insurance Alliance PAC $ 9,000 $ 5,500 $ 3,500
WI Dental PAC (WIDPAC) $ 7,250 $ 2,000 $ 5,250
American Family PAC $ 6,900 $ 4,650 $ 2,250
Managed Health Services/Centene PAC $ 6,250 $ 4,000 $ 2,250
WI Public Service PAC $ 5,525 $ 1,350 $ 4,175
AT&T Wisconsin Employee PAC (formerly SBC) $ 5,500 $ 3,000 $ 2,500
WisMed/WI Physicians PAC $ 5,000 $ 500 $ 4,500
Tavern Industry PAC $ 4,500 $ 500 $ 4,000
Dean PAC $ 4,500 $ 1,000 $ 3,500
Deere & Company PAC - WI $ 4,500 $ 1,500 $ 3,000
Wal-Mart Stores/WAL-PAC $ 4,500 $ 2,000 $ 2,500
ACRE- Action Committee for Rural Electrification $ 4,500 $ 2,500 $ 2,000
       
Top Contributors to Democrats  
Contributor Total  
State Senate Democratic Committee $ 18,178  
WEAC PAC $ 16,089  
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance $ 7,500  
IUPAT Political Action $ 7,000  
Earle, Peter $ 6,100  
WI People Conference (AFSCME 40 & 48) $ 6,000  
WI Teamsters Joint Council 39 $ 6,000  
WI Insurance Alliance PAC $ 5,500  
Operating Engineers 139 PAC $ 5,500  
American Federation of Teachers #212 $ 4,850  
   
Top Contributors to Republicans    
Contributor Total  
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance $ 10,000  
Realtors PAC $ 6,000  
WI Dental PAC (WIDPAC) $ 5,250  
WisMed/WI Physicians PAC $ 4,500  
WI Public Service PAC $ 4,175  
Tavern Industry PAC $ 4,000  
Michels, Patrick $ 4,000  
Michels, Ruth $ 4,000  
Walton, Christy $ 3,700  
WI Insurance Alliance PAC $ 3,500  
Dean PAC $ 3,500

Contributions data source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign