Wisconsin Donors Give Record $3.8 Million to Shadow Groups

February 9, 2009

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Table 1
Top* Wisconsin Contributors To 527 Groups 2007-08

Contributor City Employer Amount
Lynde B. Uihlein Milwaukee Brico Fund $1,158,000
Terry and Mary Kohler and Windway Capital Corp. Sheboygan Windway Capital Corp. $570,000
Wisconsin Laborers District Council Madison Not Applicable $225,728
Allergan Oshkosh Not Applicable $200,920
Progressive Wisconsin Political Fund Madison Not Applicable $200,000
Johnson Controls Inc. Milwaukee Not Applicable $153,400
Grant Abert Hillpoint None Listed $108,000
Forest County Potawatomi Community Crandon Not Applicable $83,900
Verax Identity Fusion Center Madison Not Applicable $57,500
Daniel Bader Milwaukee Granite Micro Systems $50,000
HNTB Corp. Madison Not Applicable $50,000
One Wisconsin Now Action Milwaukee Not Applicable $45,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Locals 14, 388, 494 and 2150
Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls,
Stevens Point, Brackett
Not Applicable $41,420
Wisconsin People Conference Madison Not Applicable $26,000
Ironworkers Local 383 Madison Not Applicable $25,663
Alliant Energy Madison Not Applicable $25,250
ABC Supply Co. Beloit Not Applicable $25,000
Results LLC Oak Creek Not Applicable $25,000
Monster Worldwide Inc. Milwaukee Not Applicable $25,000
WE Energies Milwaukee Not Applicable $25,000
Extendicare Health Services Milwaukee Not Applicable $21,000
James and Judith Callan Fox Point James Callan Inc. $26,000
Kohl’s Corp. Menomonee Falls Not Applicable $20,000
Tom Talbot Portage Glen Oak Lumber and Milling $20,000
Miller Brewing Co. Milwaukee Not Applicable $20,000
Capitol Navigators Inc. Madison Not Applicable $16,000
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. West Bend Not Applicable $15,484
Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Milwaukee Not Applicable $15,000
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin Oneida Not Applicable $15,000
Flambeau River Papers LLC Park Falls Not Applicable $15,000
Judith and Gordon Faulkner and Epic Systems Madison Epic Systems $15,000

* Table shows Wisconsin contributors who gave $15,000 or more to 527 groups in 2007-08.

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Table 2
Top** 527 Recipients of Wisconsin Contributions
2007-2008 <

Committee Name Amount
Democratic Governors Association $507,555
Progressive Majority $457,840
Greater Wisconsin Political Fund $285,620
Republican Governors Association $263,400
America Votes 2006 $250,500
League of Conservation Voters $250,000
American Solutions for Winning the Future $217,205
Laborers Political League Education Fund $211,207
America Votes $209,950
GOPAC $203,481
America ’s PAC $125,000
Emily’s List Non-federal $117,000
All Children Matter $110,000
Progressive Wisconsin Political Fund $106,000
Club for Growth.net $98,500
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee $74,984
INDN’s List (Indigenous Democratic Network) $48,900
IBEW Educational Committee
(International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
$44,420
National Association of Mutual Insurance Cos. Administrative Fund $33,895
Ironworkers Political Education Fund $25,663
Presidential Coalition LLC $20,009
PCI Political Accounts (Property Casualty Insurers) $18,725
College Republican National Committee $16,985
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Legislative Education Fund $12,881
Republican State Leadership Committee $12,150
Democratic Attorneys General Association $10,000

** Table shows 527 groups that received $10,000 or more from
Wisconsin contributors in 2007-08

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