Senator Alberta Darling (R) River Hills Picture: Senator Alberta DarlingSenate District 8

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Senator Darling was first elected  to the the Assembly in a May 1990 special election and to the Senate in 1992.

She was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Milwaukee Police Assocation PAC ($44), NRA Political Victory Fund ($491) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($744) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Darling. Advancing Wisconsin ($39,630), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($654) and Planned Parenthood Votes ($476) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Darling.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Darling
Raised: $641,888 - Spent: $624,095
Vote: 50.5% - Cost/Vote: $12.45
Independent Backing: $1,278
Wasserman
Raised: $541,621 - Spent: $753,810
Vote: 49.5% - Cost/Vote: $15.35
Independent Backing: $40,760
Darling’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Economic Development; Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief and Revenue; Finance; Joint Finance; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Building Wisconsin's Workforce; Special Committee on Child Welfare Provider Rate Implementation.

2007-2008: Finance, Economic Development; Job Creation, Family, Prosperity and Housing; Joint Finance; Joint Legislative Council; Special committee on Review of Crimes Against Children (Chair); Special Committee on Charter Schools; Special Committee on Review of State Aid Forumula.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $24,875
Self $0
Under $100 $43,142
$100 or more $572,845
PACs & Parties $23,235
Other Income $2,666
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$343,842 (60.1%) $228,293 (39.9%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $80,157.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $70,670.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $56,225.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $51,100.00
Health Professionals $49,683.46
Business $47,476.00
Real Estate $45,515.00
Health Services/Institutions $31,900.00
Construction $28,725.00
Insurance $25,548.50
Transportation $22,565.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $13,500.00
Education $12,275.00
Political/Ideological $9,960.00
Unknown $8,100.00
Natural Resources $8,025.00
Road Construction $7,550.00
Energy $5,985.00
Telecommunications & Computers $5,270.00
Civil servant/public employee $4,940.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,350.00
Agriculture $2,100.00
Labor Unions $1,900.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kubly Family Milwaukee, WI Physician/Charles E Kubly Foundation $7,950
Darling, Ron & Jane Sussex, WI Physician/Inen RE Ltd/Investors Limited Realty $7,377
Van Dyke, William D III & Polly Milwaukee, WI Salomon Smith Barney $6,950
Taylor, Don & Carol Waukesha, WI Waukesha State Bank $6,375
Baumgartner, Donald & Donna Milwaukee, WI Paper Converting Machine Co $6,250
Koss Family River Hills, WI Koss Corp $6,075
Stein, Jack & Joan River Hills, WI Stein Garden & Gifts $5,930
Ziegler Family West Bend, WI BC Ziegler Co/Ziegler-Limbach Inc $5,775
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Zenith Tech/Payne & Dolan $5,650
MacDonough, Kathy & Jack Chenequa, WI Miller Brewing (Retired) $5,550

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