Monday, February 18, 2013
Most of the cash in high court campaign will spent by conservative and liberal outside groups — not the candidates themselves.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin will hold a primary election for state Supreme Court, narrowing the field from three candidates to two. Then the race will begin in earnest. Justice Patience Roggensack, who has already served one 10-year term on the state’s highest court, is expected to survive the cut. Her challengers are Ed Fallone, a Marquette University Law School professor, and Vince Megna, a Milwaukee lawyer specializing in suing auto companies. The general election is April 2. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 4, according to the most recent reporting, Roggensack had raised about $200,000, compared to Fallone’s $75,000 and Megna’s $0. Roggensack reported having $219,154 cash on hand, compared to Fallone’s $63,713 and Megna’s $5,340. Most of Megna’s …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Check out Patch's new interactive campaign contribution database to find out who in your community is contributing to President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
See which presidential candidates are getting money from Racine-area residents with Patch's interactive database of individual contributions made to President Barack Obama and Repubilcan Mitt Romney. This database includes nearly 18,000 individual contributions Wisconsin residents made to the two candidates from April 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012, the most recent data available. The data, which is from the Federal Elections Commission, does not include contributions to political action committees or other outside groups.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Baldwin leading Democratic candidates in campaign fundraising with $2.2 million raised.
With campaign finance information being released, here's an update on the race to be the next U.S. senator from Wisconsin. GOP candidate Eric Hovde — while he isn't leading the pack in fundraising — has spent nearly $4 million of his own money on the campaign, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. Among all five candidates, the Journal Sentinel also reported Democratic hopeful Tammy Baldwin is leading the pack in fundraising, with $2.2 million raised in the second quarter. These reports come after some TV ad sparring between Hovde and fellow Republicans Tommy Thompson and Mark Neumann, along with some Washington D.C.-based political action committees jumping into the fray.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has spent more than Democrat Tom Barrett and special-interest groups combined as he tries to keep the state's top office.
Money is flowing into Wisconsin at unprecedented rates, with nearly $62 million spent thus far in the gubernatorial recall race, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group reported Thursday. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has spent more than Democratic opponent Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and special-interest groups combined, with $29.3 million of his $30.5 million war chest spent thus far. Barrett won a May 8 primary election, setting the stage for a recall election showdown Tuesday. The new numbers released by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign show total spending is nearly double the record for a statewide race of $37.4 million set during the 2010 gubernatorial race - also between Walker and Barrett. Of the $29 million, Walker has spent…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Several readers and observers of the Curt Johnson child sex assault case have asked Patch if the judge should have disclosed that his campaign received a donation from the Johnson family. We tried to find out.
With Curt Johnson’s child sex assault trial off the calendar this week, Patch looked into one of the frequently-asked-questions surrounding the case: Should the judge have disclosed that Johnson’s mother donated to his campaign? Johnson, one of the billionaire heirs of the SC Johnson family, is charged with repeated sexual assault of the same child. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday morning, but Gasiorkiewicz adjourned it. With the trial delayed, Patch looked into the issue. Online campaign finance records show Imogene Johnson donated $100 to the Gene for Judge campaign committee in March 2010. The records are available through the Wisconsin Campaign Finance Information System. Patch asked Gasiorkiewicz about the donation, and his …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Kathleen Falk leads the way in fundraising with $1 million, while Barrett trails not far behind with $750,000 raised. However, Gov. Scott Walker reported $12 million in the campaign account in January, but has been fundraising around the country since.
The top two Democrats in the May 8 gubernatorial recall primary announced Friday that have have raised nearly $1.8 million in their effort to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk said she has raised $1 million since she announced her candidacy in January. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced his campaign has taken in $750,000 in 25 days between March 30 and April 23. “I’m so grateful for the broad coalition of support that I have received from people all across Wisconsin," Falk said in a statement. "We have built the big tent of support needed to beat Scott Walker. "In an extremely short period of time, we were able to bring people together and raise $1 million dollars because they know I am the …