Representative John Murtha (R) BaldwinPicture: Representative John MurthaAssembly District 29

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Murtha was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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

Volunteers for Agriculture ($401), Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($247) and Working Families PAC ($39,633) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Murtha. Advancing Wisconsin ($2,156) and Fair Wisconsin PAC ($192) made independent expenditures supporting his Democratic opponent.

All Children Matter and Club for Growth Wisconsin spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Murtha.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Murtha
Raised: $101,567 - Spent: $80,313
Vote: 53.4% - Cost/Vote: $4.55
Independent Backing: $40,280
Buckel
Raised: $44,763 - Spent: $37,705
Vote: 42.7% - Cost/Vote: $2.67
Independent Backing: $2,347
Murtha’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Housing; Agriculture; Rural Economic Development.

2007-2008: Labor and Industry; Rural Economic Development; Small Business; Agriculture.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $3,964
Self $0
Under $100 $11,419
$100 or more $81,937
PACs & Parties $7,950
Other Income $261
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/07-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$25,192 (30.8%) $56,645 (69.2%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Construction $12,840.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $10,265.00
Banking & Finance $9,300.00
Health Professionals $6,839.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,745.00
Insurance $5,400.00
Agriculture $4,958.32
Business $4,050.00
Real Estate $3,750.00
Transportation $3,435.00
Unknown $3,075.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,900.00
Political/Ideological $2,500.00
Road Construction $2,500.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,600.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,550.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,320.00
Energy $1,250.00
Natural Resources $1,110.00
Education $1,100.00
Labor Unions $500.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Derrick Family New Richmond, WI Derrick Construction Co $3,020
Giertz Family Menomonie, WI Bill’s Distributing $2,275
Lindus Family Woodville, WI Lindus Construction Inc $2,270
Doornink Family Baldwin, WI Jon-De-Farm $2,000
Hoffman Family Black River Falls, WI Hoffman Construction $2,000
Halle, Wes & Linda New Richmond, WI Halle Builder Inc $1,725
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,500
Walton Family Jackson, WY Wal-Mart Stores $1,500
Wanek Family Arcadia, WI Ashley Furniture Industries $1,500
Vrieze, John Baldwin, WI Emerald Dairy $1,200

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